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Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka looks beyond center court

Pandemic shutdown gives ace time to develop business outside of pro circuit

With professional tennis halted, Naomi Osaka has been waiting out the pandemic with daily workouts and devoting more time to off-court business.

TOKYO -- People around the world remain hunkered down at home as the novel coronavirus continues to rage. Japanese tennis phenom Naomi Osaka is no exception.

With professional tennis canceled until mid-July at least, Osaka has been working out daily at her home in Los Angeles to keep her swing sweet. But the shutdown has also provided the 22-year-old time to focus on business interests outside the sport.

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