Naomi Osaka shows glimpse of Beyonce’s birthday party in Instagram post

Naomi Osaka and Beyonce

Tennis star Naomi Osaka showed a glimpse of Beyoncé’s 41st birthday party in a photo dump on Instagram.

A star-studded guest list attended the party in a mansion in Los Angeles.

Kim Kardashian, Bella Hadid, Megan Fox, Drake, Zendaya, Lizzo, Adele were among the celebrities spotted arriving at the event.

Osaka and her boyfriend Cordae, a Grammy-nominated rapper, were also in attendance.

In a post on Osaka’s Instagram, the four-time Grand Slam winner and Cordae are pictured in a photo booth print-out, with the words “Beyoncé’s 41st Birthday” clearly written on the strip.

Not much can be seen of the pair’s outfits, with the post showing the top half of one photo and the bottom half of another.

Not much is known about Beyoncé’s birthday bash, apart from the “disco” theme.

Have Naomi Osaka and Beyoncé met before?

Osaka first met Beyoncé during the off-season in 2019, later describing the encounter to reporters.

“I met Beyonce and Jay Z during the off-season.” she said. “She just smelled expensive and beautiful and she was soft and she hugged me.”

“I was like, this is what heaven is. She was talking to me and she said she was proud of me. I thought, wow, that actually was a really important moment.”

Beyonce at the US Open
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 01: Beyonce watches the second round Women’s Singles match between Serena Williams of the United States and Vania King of the United States on Day Four of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

How is Naomi Osaka faring this season?

The 24-year-old Osaka has been struggling to find her form this year. She chose to miss Wimbledon, but was knocked out in the third round of the Australian Open, and the first round of the French Open and US Open.

After her defeat to Danielle Collins at the US Open, Osaka told reporters that she was struggling to “hit the shots that I know I can”.

Tennis player Naomi Osaka
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 30: Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts during the second set against Danielle Collins of the United States in their Women’s Singles First Round match on Day Two of the 2022 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2022 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

“When I think about having fun, it’s like I don’t feel restrained,” she said. “Lately I felt really restrained. I’m not really sure why.

“I’m beginning to feel like I can’t hit the shots that I know I can, especially on my forehand… I just don’t have the same feeling.”

Osaka missed a large part of the 2021 season in order to protect her mental health, sparking a vital conversation about the pressure on athletes.

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