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Naomi Osaka (大坂 なおみ, Ōsaka Naomi, born October 16, 1997) is a Japanese professional tennis player. She has been ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and is the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles. She is a four-time Grand

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Naomi Osaka (大坂 なおみ, Ōsaka Naomi, born October 16, 1997) is a Japanese professional tennis player. She has been ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and is the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles. She is a four-time Grand Slam singles champion, and is the reigning champion at the US Open and the Australian Open. Her seven titles on the WTA Tour also include two at the Premier Mandatory level. At the 2018 US Open and the 2019 Australian Open, Osaka won her first two Grand Slam singles titles in back-to-back Grand Slam tournaments, and is the first player to achieve this feat since Jennifer Capriati in 2001. She also became the first woman to win successive Grand Slam singles titles since Serena Williams in 2015.

Jun 16, 2021, Wed ...
How Naomi Osaka could change the way we think about tennis - Vox
Osaka’s experience at the French Open should spark an overdue reckoning in tennis.
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Jun 07, 2021, Mon ...
Naomi Osaka pulls out of Berlin tournament raising doubts over Wimbledon | Naomi Osaka | The Guardian
Naomi Osaka has pulled out of next week’s Berlin WTA 5000 grass court tournament raising doubts about her participation at Wimbledon
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Jun 04, 2021, Fri ...
Sweetgreen Bet Big on Naomi Osaka. Then It Doubled Down. - WSJ
Salad company backs tennis star’s openness on her mental health struggles, retaining Osaka’s endorsement deal after she pulled out of the French Open tournament.
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Jun 02, 2021, Wed ...
Why Naomi Osaka Fought the French Open - The Atlantic
The tennis star’s fight with the French Open is a disagreement over who should make the rules—and how much power athletes have to protect themselves.
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Sep 13, 2020, Sun ...
Naomi Osaka: She Wore BLM Masks to 'Make People Start Talking' | Time
Osaka won the U.S. Open's singles tournament on Saturday
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Sep 12, 2020, Sat ...
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Sep 10, 2020, Thu ...
Naomi Osaka wore a Philando Castile mask to continue the conversation around social justice - Article - Bardown
Naomi Osaka continues to amplify voices and demand that the spotlight remains on social justice during the US Open. For every round, Osaka wore a mask with the name of a victim of social/racial injustice and police brutality, before her ma...
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Sep 08, 2020, Tue ...
Naomi Osaka Wears George Floyd Mask As She Moves Into U.S. Open Semifinals
Three match wins for Naomi Osaka at the U. S. Open, and three masks honoring African-American victims of violence.
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Sep 07, 2020, Mon ...
Naomi Osaka wears mask bearing Trayvon Martin's name at US Open, advances to quarterfinals | TheHill
Professional tennis player Naomi Osaka donned a mask bearing the name of Trayvon Martin ahead of her U.S. Open match against Anett Kontaveit on Sunday.
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Sep 04, 2020, Fri ...
Naomi Osaka wears Ahmaud Arbery mask at US Open and continues to win - CNN
After wearing masks with the names of Breonna Taylor and Elijah McClain in rounds at the US Open, Naomi Osaka bore the name of Ahmaud Arbery on her mask Friday, downing Marta Kostyuk 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-2 in the third round in New York.
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Sep 03, 2020, Thu ...
Naomi Osaka calls attention to the death of Elijah McClain after US Open win - CNN
Tennis star Naomi Osaka took time after a win on Wednesday to call attention to the death of Elijah McClain while wearing a mask with his name on it.
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Aug 31, 2020, Mon ...
Osaka wears mask in memory of Breonna Taylor at US Open
NEW YORK (AP) — Before and after her first-round victory at the U.S. Open, Naomi Osaka wore a mask bearing the name of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was fatally shot by police. It’s just...
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