October 30, 2020

Naomi Osaka: If it were not for Serena, I would not have played

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka spoke about her attitude to the American Serena Williams.

“Speaking frankly, I know that many do not like Serena. And it seems to me that they are looking for someone to oppose her, and they think it’s me. Of course, I don’t really like it. I want to be supported for the right reasons. After the US Open, this happens especially often. I love Serena. As a child, I watched her matches, and without her I wouldn’t be here. This is a fact. She opened many doors in tennis, especially for black people. And when you look at your childhood, for example, what happened in Indian Wells … I just think: “How can she be Second strong “This is one of the reasons that I love her?” – quotes Osaka Tour press-service.

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