Naomi Osaka, who won the US Open, called on millions of spectators to speak out against apartheid. Osaka lost to Victoria Azarenka in a three-set battle in the women’s singles final on Saturday night. Results 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.
In addition to winning the third Grand Slam after the 2016 US Open and the 2019 Australian Open, this time Osaka’s protest against black killings and racism caught the eye. In seven matches at Flushing Meadows, he was seen wearing a mask with the names of seven blacks. Osaka’s aim was to spread the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement by honoring the memory of those who died at the hands of the police.
Tamir Rice’s name was written on his face when he entered the court for the final. Tamir, a 12-year-old African-American teenager, was shot dead by police in 2014 in Ohio. “My granddaughter is very brave,” Tetsuyo, the 22-year-old Japanese girl’s grandfather, told reporters. I am proud of him. ”Japanese media also praised Naomi for winning a record third Grand Slam trophy as an Asian player and protesting. A Japanese newspaper wrote, “Naomi’s victory will further organize the people of the affected families.” Naomi was asked in the final what message she wanted to convey through the protest. “What message are you getting?” Osaka asked. I want people to start talking about it. ”Born in Japan, Naomi grew up in the United States. Lives in Los Angeles. So Markin Muluk is like his own country to him. “I have tried to do what I have done outside the court. This has given me more strength. Because I wanted to win every match and bring more names in front of everyone, “said the winner of the US Open for the second time.
Even before the start of the US Open, Osaka’s protest had caused a stir in the world of tennis. He withdrew from the semifinals at the Western and Southern Open after a black man named Jacob Blake was shot dead by police last month. Beside him stood the legendary Billy Jean King and many more. After winning the trophy, Osaka’s wish came true. As seen before, the winners have to lie down on the court after winning the final. They also wanted to know what they saw. He also won the match on Saturday and lay down on the court. He is happy to have this opportunity. Osakar also wishes to pay tribute to the memory of the seven, to visit their families. Osaka is now being called for this same sincere and defensive look, both on and off the field.