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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday, October 5 2022

Naomi Osaka: trailblazing tennis champion, four-time Grand Slam champion, social justice advocate, fashion icon and – now – published author. Make that “self-published” author…

The Japanese megastar took to social media to announce the upcoming release of her first children’s book, “The Way Champs Play,” adding that all proceeds will support her foundation, which supports young girls in sport.

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“So excited to finally announce the release of my first children’s book, "The Way Champs Play,” Osaka wrote. “It's the first publishing project under my production company @hanakuma. I hope this book inspires kids to chase their dreams and encourages them to believe they can do anything they put their minds to. This book holds an extra special place in my heart as a portion of the proceeds will go to my foundation @playacademynaomi which works to support young girls in sport.

“It officially releases on December 6th, but you can pre-order today at the link in my bio and get a signed bookplate to put inside your book!”