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Naomi Osaka's U.S. Open Victory Earns Citizen Watch Bonus

  • Stunning win draws heat as ex-No. 1 Williams disputes calls
  • Japanese tennis star also being considered for TV commercials
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Naomi Osaka Brings Joy to Japan
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U.S. Open winner Naomi Osaka is set to receive a bonus payment from sponsor Citizen Watch Co., which said it’s also considering featuring the 20-year-old Japanese tennis star in television commercials after her dramatic win against former world No. 1 Serena Williams.

Leading up to Osaka’s triumph during a controversial Saturday face-off in New York, Citizen received an increasing number of inquiries about the watch she was wearing at the tournament, said Noriyuki Mitome, a Tokyo-based spokesman for the timepiece maker. He declined to disclose details of the reward because the matter is private. Citizen shares rose as much as 1.3 percent, the most in almost two weeks, as of 9:01 a.m. Tuesday in Tokyo.