Naomi Osaka Sports Sweet Necklace in Honor of Her Daughter at U.S. Open

The pro tennis player and new mom wore the sweetest accessory.
Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka.

Pro tennis player and new mom Naomi Osaka recently attended the 2023 US Open as a spectator. The 25-year-old four-time Grand Slam singles champ shared a trio of Instagram pics from the stands on Sept. 7, and we immediately honed in on the sweet accessory that honors her newborn daughter, Shai.

In the first slide, Osaka threw up a peace sign in a cute selfie, which was captured in incredible lighting and showed off her bright yellow ensemble. She provided a view of the court in another pic, which also featured her golden Louis Vuitton handbag and tournament pass. The final snap was where Osaka showed off her proud mom jewelry: gold necklaces with “mama” and “Shai” charms in gleaming diamonds.

She and her partner, rapper Cordae, welcomed their daughter Shai earlier this summer.

“🎾☀️✌🏾,” the athlete captioned her post simply using a few appropriate emojis.

Plenty of the former SI Swimsuit Issue cover star’s 2.7 million followers commented on the sweet nod to Shai, while others provided well wishes or inquired when Osaka will return to the court herself.

“the necklaces are adorbs 🥹🥹,” one person wrote.

“your necklaces are so cute! shai’s mamaaa,” someone else gushed. “i really cant wait to see you next year 🫶🏼.”

“So nice to see you!!!!! Motherhood agrees with you …you look terrific 💕,” another fan noted.

“yellow is your color!!! 😍💛✨,” an additional follower noted.

Osaka spoke to the press while she was in attendance, telling The New York Times, “For me, coming back here, it means a lot. It’s like seeing an old friend that you haven’t seen in a long time.”

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Cara O’Bleness


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