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Naomi Osaka Barbie doll sells out hours after being launched

Naomi Osaka Barbie
Posted at 11:01 PM, Jul 14, 2021

Mattel has sold out of the Naomi Osaka role model Barbie hours after it was launched.

According to CNN and USA Today, the four-time Grand Slam tennis champion doll came equipped with a visor, tennis racket, tennis ball, sweatband, dress, shoes, and doll stand.

"I hope every child is reminded that they can be and do anything," Osaka said Monday in a tweet to announce the collaboration.

The dress the doll is wearing is the same outfit Osaka donned at the Australian Open in 2020.

The doll, which sold for $30, was out of stock online.

Osaka, who's an advocate for mental health awareness, withdrew from the French Open and Wimbledon in June to prioritize her mental health.

The 23-year-old is set to represent Japan at this year's Olympics.

This isn't the first collaboration between Mattel and Osaka. In 2019, they partnered for the Barbie Shero doll.