The same day, she stood for an interview at state-run broadcaster NHK. However, she will now also be provided with Nissan vehicles at her tennis tour destinations.
Umpire Carlos Ramos has made his first public statement since his disputed calls at the U.S. Open final Saturday.
Still, the number of professional athletes in the country not born of two Japanese parents is small. The victor is the one who finishes first.
Jordan added, "Keep being great, everybody's watching out - me too".
Williams became irate and smashed her racket, leading to an actual code violation. As for why she felt the need to apologize for winning, well, Osaka still isn't sure.
While the Times reported that sum as a record for a female tennis player, it's less than the clothing deal for Nishikori - ranked by Forbes magazine as the world's best-paid tennis player after Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
In addition, Osaka has inked a deal with Nissan that will make the multicultural athlete - the daughter of a Haitian-born father and Japanese mother, raised mainly in the U.S. - a "brand ambassador" for the Japanese auto maker. Yet he didn't win that 2014 match nor any Grand Slam tournament.
Britain's Jamie Murray has rejected claims of men being treated more leniently than women by umpires.
Roger Federer was fined just $1,500 for a berating an umpire with an expletive during the 2009 U.S. Open, and Adams pointed out that the amount of fines is at the discretion of the administrator of the four Grand Slam events, not the USTA.
At first, many quickly spoke up in defense of Williams' claims that Ramos had different standards for men and women. This is not the first time she has been in trouble for her interactions with officials.
Nissan on Thursday named Osaka its newest "brand ambassador", meaning she will appear in global ads for the automaker and will also be provided Nissan vehicles while on tour. "She's passionate. She was speaking out".
Now, Adams and Ramos have come face to face in Zadar ahead of the USA team's Davis Cup tie against Croatia where the veteran official will oversee some of the matches.
The move could be smart business from Adidas, pitting the younger Osaka against the 36-year-old Williams, who is one of the most prominent faces of rivals Nike, and who will have no doubt lost some public favor after her shocking outburst during their match.