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Naomi Osaka Wins Australian Open, Shares Funny Moment with Jennifer Brady in Post-Win Speech

Naomi Osaka is a champion again!

The 23-year-old tennis player won the women’s singles final of the 2021 Australian Open on Saturday (February 20) at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Naomi, who is from Japan, defeated American player Jennifer Brady in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-3.

During her post-win speech, Naomi had an awkward moment with Jennifer when she asked her opponent what she likes to be called.

“Firstly, I want to congratulate… Do you like to be called Jenny or Jennifer?” she said while turning to her opponent. Even though she clearly responded with “Jenny,” Naomi continued by saying the opposite.

“Firstly, I want to congratulate Jennifer. We played in the semis of the US Open, so a couple of months ago I told everyone that would listen that you’re going to be a problem. And I was right,” Naomi said.

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Naomi Osaka Defeats Serena Williams in Australian Open; Will Compete With Jennifer Brady in Finals

Naomi Osaka is headed to the finals of the 2021 Australian Open after defeating Serena Williams on the court on Thursday (February 18) in Melbourne, Australia.

The two went head to head on the court as they competed for a spot in the finals of the tennis tournament against Jennifer Brady.

Naomi beat Serena 6-3 and 6-4 during both games.

“I was just really, like, nervous and scared, I think, at the beginning,” Naomi told reporters after declaring victory. “And then I sort of eased my way into it.”

After the match during a press conference, Serena was asked about if she’ll be back for another run at the title.

“I don’t know. If I ever say farewell I wouldn’t tell anyone,” she shared before ending the conference on her own terms.

Check your local listings to tune into the final battle between Naomi and Jennifer.

25+ pictures inside of Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams during the 2021 Australian Open

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Emma Stone, Jennifer Connelly Among Many in New Star-Studded Louis Vuitton Campaign

Louis Vuitton‘s new campaign is brimming with stars including Grammy Award-nominated singing duo Halle and Chloé Bailey, Oscar-winning actresses Jennifer Connelly and Emma Stone, tennis champ Naomi Osaka, actors Sophie Turner, Cody Fern, Laura Harrier, and Yifei Liu, as well as model Carolyn Murphy and Jaden Smith.

The campaign was photographed by the luxury brand’s womenswear creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, for the Spring-Summer 2021 Collection and promotes the latest leather bags, the Coussin, Rendez-vous, Capucines and the Twist.

Look out for the images in the March 2021 issues of magazines worldwide!

Check out the gallery for the full star-studded Louis Vuitton campaign…

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Naomi Osaka Opens Up About Being Labeled 'Shy' & Speaking Out Against Injustice

Naomi Osaka is on the cover of Vogue‘s January 2021 issue, out now.

Here’s what the 23-year-old tennis star had to say…

On being labeled “shy”: “That shy label has stuck with me through the ups and downs of my career, but I think people who have watched me grow would say that I navigate situations better, that I’m better able to express myself.

On becoming increasingly outspoken about racial injustice: “I feel like this is something that was building up in me for a while. I watched the Trayvon [Martin] stuff go down. For me that was super-scary. I travel so much during the year that I don’t always know the news that’s centered in the U.S. But then when the pandemic hit, there were no distractions. I was forced to look.”

On joining protests amid Black Lives Matter rallies: “I don’t think it matters if you’re shy or not, or if you’re introverted or extroverted. You’re just there in the moment. When you see it in real life—so many cameras filming everyone, police with guns outside the city hall, the parents of other victims telling their stories—it kind of hits you differently. You’re able to process it on your own terms.”

On wearing masks at the U.S. Open bearing the names of Black American victims of violence: “I was just thinking that I had this opportunity to raise awareness. Tennis is watched all around the world, so people who might not know these names can google them and learn their stories. That was a big motivator for me, and I think it helped me win the tournament.”

Find out what she said at the U.S. Open…

For more from Naomi, head to Vogue.com.

Naomi Osaka Makes Brief Comment About Social Injustice After Winning U.S. Open 2020

Naomi Osaka is a winner!

The 22-year-old tennis pro won the Women’s Single Finals at the 2020 U.S. Open on Saturday (September 12) at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City.

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Naomi defeated Victoria Azarenka, 1-6, 6-3, 5-3. This Naomi‘s second win at the U.S. Open and her third Grand Slam win.

Throughout the tournament, Naomi arrived at all of her matches wearing a face mask with the name of a Black person who was killed at the hands of police. In past matches, she wore masks with George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Trayvon Martin‘s names on them.

For her final match, she wore a mask with Tamir Rice‘s name on it, who was a 12-year-old boy shot and killed in Cleveland by a white police officer in 2014.

After her match, ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi asked Naomi what message she was trying to send with the masks.

“Well, what was the message that you got? This is more of the question,” Naomi said. “I feel like the point is to make people start talking.”

Naomi‘s boyfriend rapper YBN Cordae was spotted in the stands cheering her on, while wearing a “Defund the Police” T-shirt.

Congrats on your win, Naomi!

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Naomi Osaka Wears George Floyd Mask During Latest U.S. Open 2020 Match

Naomi Osaka is making yet another powerful statement.

The 22-year-old tennis pro wore a mask that had “George Floyd” written across it as she arrived at her quarter-finals match at the 2020 U.S. Open on Tuesday (September 8) at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.

George was killed back on May 25 after a white police officer in Minneapolis knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. Since his death, there have been peaceful protests all of the country fight against racial injustice and police brutality.

Naomi has worn different masks bearing different names throughout the tennis tournament, and says she has one for all seven rounds if she continues to win. She has already worn masks with Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Trayvon Martin‘s names on them.

Naomi will be advancing to the semifinals after defeating American player Shelby Rogers, 6-3, 6-4.

There was a shocking disqualification at the 2020 U.S. Open over the weekend.

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Naomi Osaka Wears Trayvon Martin Mask to U.S. Open

Naomi Osaka is powerfully speaking out – even without saying anything.

The 22-year-old tennis star entered Arthur Ashe Stadium for the U.S. Open on Sunday (September 6) wearing a black face mask that read “Trayvon Martin,” drawing attention to the unarmed Black teenage who was murdered by a neighborhood watchman back in 2012.

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Naomi has worn different masks bearing different names throughout the tennis tournament, and says she has one for all seven rounds if she continues to win.

“I remember Trayvon’s death clearly. I remember being a kid and just feeling scared, irreverent info but I actually didn’t wear hoodies for years cause I wanted to decrease the odds of ‘looking suspicious’. I know his death wasn’t the first, but for me it was the one that opened my eyes to what was going on,” she wrote on Instagram.

“I remember watching the events unfold on tv and wondering what was taking so long, why was justice not being served. To see the same things happening over and over still is sad. Things have to change,” she continued.

She also wore a mask bearing Breonna Taylor‘s name in round one, and a mask with Ahmaud Arbery‘s name as well afterward.

“I actually have seven [masks], and it’s quite sad that seven masks isn’t enough for the amount of names, so hopefully I’ll get to the finals and you can see all of them,” she said after the first win.

“None of these deaths had to happen. I just want everyone to know the names,” she told reporters.

There was a shocking disqualification at the U.S. Open over the weekend.

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