Leonard Francois

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Leonard Francois

Leonard Francois

Leonard Francois is a Tennis Coach who was credited for introducing his daughters to the sport of tennis. Aside from being the ideal father for his girls, Leonard Francois has a lot more to tell about his personal life, particularly his marriage.

Early life and Childhood

Leonard Francois’s date of birth is unknown. he was born in the small city of Jacmel, Haiti.

Haitian by nationality and with African ethnicity, young Francois moved to New York City, the United States of America, for studies.

Similarly, the names and whereabouts of his parents and siblings are also unknown at the moment.

Leonard has not only kept the information on his early life a secret, but his birthdate is also something unknown by the media.

It is just an assumption, but the father figure was born around the 1980s, which probably means he is in his 40s.

Due to the lack of an exact date, Francois’s zodiac sign is also a thing of mystery to us.

And Leonard certainly is not the one to open his mouth unnecessarily.

Leonard Francois
Leonard Francois with his daughter. Source: legit

Education Details

Sadly, there is no information regarding college or anything that brings Leonard Francois’s early childhood to light.

Professional Career

Mari and Naomi did not start Tennis as a hobby. It was their father, Francois, who led them to Tennis and even taught them how.

It is funny when you consider Francois was neither a Tennis player nor had coached before.

In fact, the idea grew on him one random night in 1999 when he saw the Williams sisters dominating the French Open.

Upon witnessing the act, he, too, got inspired to make his daughters virtually undefeated like the Williams sisters.

In the hope of making another Tennis like the Williams sisters, Francois began coaching his two young daughters.

Likewise, in 2001, the whole family moved to New York, and slowly, his plan took action.

After teaching them the basics, Leonard’s family again moved to Florida so that his daughters can have better opportunities. And luckily, his plan and dedication paid off in the end.

With the sole purpose of making his daughters into a Tennis power duo, Leonard spent his whole time with them.

While his wife supported the family financially, Francois’s only focus was to make them strong and undetectable.

Because of it, Leonard homeschooled his daughters rather than sending them to an American high school.

He did not want anything to hinder their Tennis practice while also maintaining their academics.

Net Worth and Salary

Leonard Francois’s net worth is unknown.

Facts of Leonard Francois

Full Name Leonard Maxime Francois
Birth Date Unknown
Birth Place Jacmel, Haiti
Nickname Leo
Religion N/A
Nationality Haitian
Ethnic Background African
Education N/A
Horoscope N/A
Father’s Name N/A
Mother’s Name N/A
Siblings Unknown
Age approx. 40
Height Unknown
Weight Unknown
Shoe Size Updating Soon
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Build Average
Marital Status Married
Wife  Tamaki Osaka
Children Two Daughters
Occupation Tennis Coach
Active years 1990-present
Net Worth Under Review
Salary  Under Review
Famous As Father of Naomi Osaka
Merch of Naomi Osaka Posters, Barbie Doll
Last Update April 2022

Relationship Status

Leonard Francois did not have an easy life, especially when it comes to his marriage to Tamaki Osaka, the love of his life.

During the early 1990s, Japan allowed the first wave of foreigners into their country.

Among them, Leonard, a college student, visited Japan.

Luckily, he met his wife, Tamaki, there in Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, the northernmost part of Japan.

Unlike him, Tamaki grew up in a conservative environment where biracial relationship was not allowed.

At that time, Japan was strict about racial purity, and most of the children grew up learning those ideologies.

Similarly, Nemuro, the town where Tamaki was born, remained faithful to Tokugawa’s decree and maintained a racially pure Japan.

However, Osaka was a bright student, and all her perceptions changed once she entered high school.

Because of it, Tamaki was more accepting of Leonard’s approach compared to other girls at her time.

However, when the time for Tamaki’s marriage came, she just exposed her relationship with Francois.

As expected, things did not go well with her family, mainly her father, who accused Osaka of tarnishing their family name.

Body Measurement

Likewise, Leonard has dark brown eyes and short black hair.

He has a fit and healthy physique that stands at 6 feet(approx.) while his weight and other measurements are unknown.

Social Media

The father of star player, Naomi Osaka is not active on any social media at the moment.

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  • Leonard guided his daughters into the World of Tennis.
  • Francois did not have an easy life, especially when it comes to his marriage to Tamaki Osaka, the love of his life.
  • Leonard followed the blueprint and training regime of Richard Williams, also known as the father of Serena and Venus Williams.
  • They have wanted their daughters to play for Japan since their childhood.