Won her second US Open in 2020, her third career Grand Slam, at the age of 22, beating Victoria Azarenka by two sets to one in the final. She has now won a Grand Slam in each of the last three years. She won the Laureus Breakthrough of the Year Award in 2019. She is the first Asian player to have reached world No.1. Her activism on Black Lives Matter led to her being recognised as one of the 2020 Sports Illustrated Sportspersons of the Year.

It is an honour to once again be nominated for a Laureus Award by the world's media. For me this is special because Laureus sees the big picture - not just sport on the court or the pitch, but how it can help young people around the world.

Naomi Osaka

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