December 23, 2020
Tennis star Naomi Osaka recently got fans' attention with a post of herself and her lookalike sister, Mari. Fans couldn't get over how the two look and sound the same in the heartwarming video.
It seems tennis is not the only thing that three-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has in common with her lookalike older sister, Mari Osaka.
Fans thought they were seeing and hearing double when tennis superstar Naomi, 22, posted a video of herself and Mari, 24, having a conversation in the bathroom.
In the video shared to Naomi's Instagram feed, the sisters could be seen and heard during a funny exchange as Naomi recorded Mari during her beauty routine. Naomi assured Mari that the video was for her personal collection. However, she captioned:
"I lied :) This was 2 years ago. Love you @mari.osaka ?❤️".
The Osaka sisters looked chic in their simple getups. Naomi was dressed in a black top and denim shorts while Mari rocked a tank top tucked into high waisted bottoms.
The most identifying feature was their hair. While Naomi rocked her naturally curly hair down, Mari's blonde hair was combed out in an Afro that gave a glimpse of her dark roots.
Fans were bewildered by how much the sisters resembled each other and took to the comments section to express their awe. One fan quipped, "Y'all are the SAME person???.."
Another fan even suggested, "Listen to the video without looking, and it sounds like @naomiosaka is speaking to herself," while others complimented the ladies on their beauty and great relationship.
The sisters' close relationship has been evident in the way they treat each other. While Naomi is the younger of the two, she is also the better tennis player, and Mari has been extremely supportive of the star.
In June, Mari penned a heartfelt love letter to her younger sister, which was published in Glamour Magazine. The talented artist opened about the lessons they taught each other and Naomi's rise to championship. She wrote:
"I know better than to give you tennis advice, but it makes me happy that you still call me before big matches."
As the first Asian tennis player to hold the number one ranking, Naomi knows that her scope of influence is incredibly huge, and she has used it to make a difference.
Together with her sister, the ladies combined their love for fashion to design a fashionable face mask that would also provide protection amid the coronavirus pandemic. Proceeds from sales will benefit disadvantaged Japanese youths.