On Tuesday, Netflix unveiled the teaser for Naomi Osaka, a documentary series. The Netflix series on the tennis pro will air on July 16th.
Naomi Osaka follows the athlete over two years, including her Grand Slam victories, participation in the Black Lives Matter movement, and exploration of her Haitian background. Osaka withdrew from the French Open in May after being chastised for failing to attend news conferences.
“I always have this pressure to maintain the squeaky image,” Osaka says in the teaser. “But now I don’t care what anyone has to say.”
Osaka will not participate at Wimbledon this year, but she plans to compete in the future Olympics.
The teaser for the three-part series shows Osaka training and competing professionally. Footage also features advertising picture shoots in which the 23-year-old US Open champion acknowledges the immense strain that comes with media attention.
Osaka may be seen in home videos as a youngster playing tennis and spending time with her parents. She claims she aspired to be successful so her mother wouldn’t have to work anymore.
The series was directed by Garrett Bradley. Maverick Carter, Devin Johnson, Jamal Henderson, Philip Byron, Matthew Goldberg, Brandon Carroll, Ryan Schiavo, and Bradley serve as executive producers alongside LeBron James.