Osaka won the US Open 2020 Women’s Single title by beating Victoria Azarenka 1-6 6-3 6-3 in the final.
Showing her support in the Black Lives Matter movement, fourth seed Osaka walked out of her semifinal clash at the Western and Southern Open last week.
Osaka tweeted, “Hello, as many of you are aware I was scheduled to play my semifinals match tomorrow. However, before I am an athlete, I am a black woman.”
According to Forbes “Among all tennis players, only Roger Federer made more than Osaka from endorsements.”
As per Forbes magazine, Naomi who is 22 has earned $37.4 million in the past 12 months and has become the highest-paid female athlete.
The rising tennis star Coco Gauff will now face the winner of Sofia Kenin vs Zhang Shuai in the fourth round of Aussie Open.
“It was really fun — my sister was there. She made me paddleboard, and then the current took us and I almost died,” Osaka said in an interview.
The World number four Naomi Osaka turns pro this time as she clinched the Pan Pacific Open final on Sunday. With this win, she becomes first Japanese to win Pan Pacific Open since Kimiko Date’s historic win in 1995.
“Not only was a game taken from me but a defining, triumphant moment was taken from another player” said the 37-year-old Williams.
Ashleigh Barty became only the second Australian woman to top the world rankings when she won the Birmingham WTA title.
Naomi Osaka admits she has a long way to go to turn her mastery of hard courts onto success on grass as she prepares for Wimbledon.
Just a week before the start of the French Open, 21-year-old Japanese player Naomi Osaka had to withdraw her name from the Italian Open on Friday before her quarter-final match due to injury.