Girl Power! US Open Winner Naomi Osaka lands endorsement deal with Nissan

Naomi Osaka has been announced as a proud brand ambassador for major Japanese automobile maker – Nissan.

Speaking Thursday about their new ambassador, Nissan Motor Co said the move was in order to tap from the new champion’s youth, drive and Japanese root to appeal to younger customers.

“Growing up, my dad drove a Nissan, so being able to be a brand ambassador now, it feels like I’ve come full circle,” Osaka said during a contract signing event at Nissan’s headquarters in Yokohama.

Osaka 20, last weekend made major headlines following her controversial defeat of Tennis Champion Serena Williams to win the US Open women’s title. She became the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam singles title.

Following her shot to fame, a number of have enlisted Osaka for endorsement, including Adidas AG, Yonex Co, Nissin Foods Co, Wowow Inc and Citizen Watch Co.