Who is Leonard Francois , Naomi Osaka’s Father and Coach?


Leonard Francois Is a renowned Tennis Coach known very well as the outstanding father of a famous and professional Tennis Player Naomi Osaka. Leonard was born in a small Cuty of jacmel in Haiti.

Naomi is currently the boss at the US and Australian Open singles class. Her position in the Women’s Tennis Association is number one. Naomi won back to back two grand slam in the US Open in 2018 and American Open in 2019.


Leonard is known as a lovely spouse to Tamaki Osaka. They met in New York University. After dating for a while, she tied the knot. The union was blessed with two lovely children. Their first child is Mari who was born on April 3, 1996 in Japan and the second child Naomi was born on October 16, 1997.

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Leonard is someone who cares like a mother to his children. He can’t be missed in the success history of his children and people around him.


Leonard also guided his children into the world of Tennis. He introduced and encouraged his daughter Naomi in the field of the Tennis ball which helped her to soar higher in her career.


Her daughter Naomi Osaka is the young girl from Japan who defeated Serena Williams and won the USOpen title in 2018 and 2019. Due to her win, she became very popular and trends on social media.


One of the most prominent people that was responsible for Noami’s success is his father Leonard Francois..

Leonard Francois And his daughter Naomi Osaka
Leonard Francois And his daughter Naomi Osaka


Leonard didn’t have an easy life at the start. Leonard first travelled to Japan during the 1990’s when the Japan embassy allowed the first phase of foreigners into their country.


Leonard met his wife Tamaki in Sapporo at the time Japan was strict about racial purity and many children grew up with this ideologies.


Because of the Japan’s culture by then, Leonard and Tamaki has to hide their mutual relationship on its early stage. Taking into consideration how racism against people is still prevalent in most part, we can imagine how it was to them by then.


However, prior to their wedding, Tamaki revealed her relationship with Leonard which her family didn’t accept in good fate hence accusing Leonard of her of tarnishing their family name.


Though things were like this, they secretly marry. After the birth of their two children, the family of Tamaki isolated her for over fifteen years until 2008 when they returned to Japan.


Leonard’s dream of making Naomi even more than the Williams sister came into reality after he focused of coaching her to become an unbeaten tennis player in America.

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