(NEW YORK) — Tennis phemon Naomi Osaka will give up her U.S. citizenship to compete for Japan at her Olympic debut in Tokyo.
“It’s definitely going to be very special. I think there’s no other place that I’d rather play my first Olympics,” Osaka told NHK. “I think that will be one of the most memorable things that ever happens to me.”
Under Japanese law, after Osaka turns 22 on Oct. 16, she will be required as a dual-nationality citizen to choose one.