China News Service, September 16 After winning the US Open championship, Naomi Osaka accepted an official WTA interview.
She said that after winning the Australian Open in 2019, she has not been able to win a Grand Slam title, which also gave her the motivation to win the US Open.
Data map: Naomi Osaka in the game.
Photo by China News Agency reporter Han Haidan
In the final on Saturday, Naomi Osaka reversed Azarenka with a score of 1:6/6:3/6:3 and won the second U.S. Open in his career and the third in the Grand Slam. It has become a 25-year-old. The first player to achieve a comeback in the US Open Women's Singles Championship.
Since the restart of tennis, Naomi Osaka has won 11 consecutive victories on the court.
At the same time, in the past two weeks, she has appeared wearing seven masks bearing the names of different black victims in order to arouse people's attention to black victims who have been subjected to police violence.
Naomi Osaka reviewed how she reversed in the final, talked about what made her trip to the U.S. Open championship unique, and expressed that she hopes to change the sport as an activist.
"I think the most important lesson I have learned is that no matter how much things happen outside the stadium, it doesn't matter as long as you get on the court. You have to focus on how to win the game. For me , I feel that I have always wanted to maintain a positive attitude. I am grateful to be here and I am grateful that the game can continue."
Speaking of the difference between the 2018 U.S. Open and the 2019 Australian Open, Naomi Osaka said: "I was not able to win the Grand Slam after the Australian Open. It hurt me very much. I also carried out a deep reflection. I told myself that if you have tried your best, then hope that good results will always come. I really worked very hard during the isolation period and I saw the results. So I will stick to this method, Until it fails again."
When talking about racial inequality and athlete activism, Naomi Osaka said: "I think everyone is doing a good job of adapting. But sometimes, you have to be on the cusp of the storm. I feel that many sports are waiting for the NBA to advance. Initiate something. Sometimes it’s better to do your own thing. I think more and more players are able to freely talk about what they love, and WTA will change. Everything is changing and will adapt to the current situation." (Finish)