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Tennis Superstar Naomi Osaka Has a New Interest: Cryptocurrencies

The 23-year-old has shown a willingness to wager her own money in ways other tennis stars rarely do this early in their career.

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The growing rage around cryptocurrencies has captured the attention of defending U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka, who’s been exploring where she can invest in the space. Part of her interest was spurred by all the noise around Dogecoin, the digital token that became famous for being the first memecoin to start out as a joke.

“I was actually just talking with my agent about cryptocurrencies,” Osaka said in an interview last week. “I know that online, everything is getting bigger. I remember reading about Dogecoin … there’s going to be something new and interesting that’s going to pop up.”