Four-times major winner Naomi Osaka is breaking away from IMG to launch her own sports agency, Evolve.
The multiple grand slam champion’s longtime agent Stuart Duguid has also left IMG to start up the new agency with the 24-year-old from Japan, according to media reports on Wednesday.
Former world No.1 Osaka appeared to confirm the news by retweeting an article about the move with three rocketship emojis.
She also tweeted out a compilation of clips from her earlier playing days in which she discussed her career aspirations with the caption “Hey kid, you’ve come a long way and even though there’s been some bumps on the road I hope you know you’re doing amazing.”
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In one of the clips, she prophetically discussed what she might be doing were she not a tennis player.
“I just like sports, so maybe (I would be) like an agent in the end,” she said.