All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced its sponsorship agreement with 2018 US Open champion, Naomi Osaka. Following this, ANA aims to collaborate with individuals and organisations who resonate the Japanese airline’s commitment towards excellence and facing challenges.

Currently ranked fourth in the world by Women’s Tennis Association, Osaka is the first Japanese tennis player to win the US open.

Expressing her happiness on the ANA sponsorship, Naomi Osaka commented, “I am very excited to partner with ANA, my favorite airline, as I travel for many months throughout the year and ANA always delivers the best possible travel experience for me and my team.  I look forward to working closely with the ANA team for many years to come.”

In return of this sponsorship, Osaka will feature the ANA logo on her tennis gear, starting from January 2019 at the Australia Open.

Yuji Hirako, President and Chief Executive Officer, ANA said, “We are very pleased to partner with Naomi Osaka. She was born in Japan and raised in the U.S., echoing both ANA’s Japanese roots and its global ambitions.

“Even after finding success as the first Japanese tennis player to win the US Open, Osaka continues to push herself to be the best. In addition, her professionalism, and strong philanthropic efforts mean she will be a perfect ambassador to represent ANA to the world.”