TAG Heuer has announced the signing of Naomi Osaka as a brand ambassador. The 23 year old Japanese not only one of the world’s top tennis players, an exceptional athlete with a winning mindset, but she is also recognized as a committed social activist who uses her platform to make the world better.
"We are very proud to have Naomi join the TAG Heuer family. Her athletic record and commitment to excellence are outstanding but even more impressive is her passionate spirit and drive for advocacy which is an inspiration to so many. We are excited to support Naomi as she kicks off her 2021 season and prepares for her Olympic debut" says Frédéric Arnault, CEO of TAG Heuer.
Since joining the WTA professional circuit in 2013, Naomi Osaka has become one of the most explosive and influential tennis players in the world. Named "Newcomer of the Year" at the 2016 WTA Awards, Osaka went on to become the first Asian woman to hold the number one position in singles, and the first Japanese player ever to win a Grand Slam event: the U.S. Open in 2018. That was followed by her Australian Open championship in 2019 and a second U.S. Open title in 2020.
Naomi Osaka also expresses herself through fashion, which she describes as a passion second only to tennis. Her sense of style is as bold and eye-catching as her tennis game and her new TAG Heuer watches will complement her fashion choices and elevate the profile of the brand’s new pieces for women.
TAG Heuer will accompany its newest brand ambassador at every tournament in 2021 and beyond. The brand recognizes in Osaka a bold expression of its founding values - passion for action, high performance, mental strength and avant-garde – and sees her as a natural and authentic fit for the company.
It is difficult to imagine a better embodiment of TAG Heuer’s "Don’t crack under pressure" motto. At the heart of her game is a big serve and an intimidating ground game and these weapons are enhanced by the intelligence, the focus and the execution she brings to her matches.
Naomi Osaka adds, "I’m excited and honored to join TAG Heuer as brand ambassador. It’s a partnership and friendship that exemplifies our shared mindset and values. The brand’s trailblazing approach with their ‘Don’t crack under pressure’ motto speaks to the way I live my life both on and off the court."