World tennis champion Naomi Osaka has ventured outside of the world of tennis and made a major splash in soccer. Osaka has invested in and become the owner of the National Women's Soccer League's North Carolina Courage.
"The women who have invested in me growing up made me who I am today, I don't know where I would be without them," Osaka tweeted.
"Throughout my career, I've always received so much love from my fellow female athletes so that's why I am proud to share that I am now an owner of the NC Courage."
This is not the first time that Osaka has ventured outside the world of tennis. Osaka recently became an ambassador of the Louis Vuitton brand. She will also star in a manga comic book series that is produced by her sister, Mari.
"Growing up, reading manga [and] watching anime was something that bonded me and my sister immensely, so this is really exciting for both of us," Osaka said.
Osaka is not the only celebrity owner of a National Women's Soccer League team. Billie Jean King, Eva Longoria, Lindsey Vonn, Sophia Bush, James Corden and Becky G have invested in the league. Also, Candace Parker invested in the league alongside her daughter, Laila Nicole Williams. The deal made Williams made the youngest owner in American soccer history.
“Lailaa and I are pumped! We are fans of Angel City FC already," Parker wrote on Instagram.
“Keep dreaming and Mommy [is] right here with you.”
The National Women's Soccer League will kick off its season on April 9.