Naomi Osaka beat her tennis idol Serena Williams on Saturday in a a lot talked about U.S. Open match.
The 20-year outdated defeated Williams 6-2, 6-4, turning into the primary Japanese individual to ever win a Grand Slam title, per Yahoo Sports activities.
Osaka grew up admiring Williams and her father, Leonard, studied how Venus and Serena Williams’ father, Richard, skilled his daughters and utilized that coaching to Osaka.
“It was all the time my dream to play Serena within the U.S. Open finals, so I’m actually glad I used to be ready to try this,” an emotional Osaka mentioned on Saturday.
So there’s been lots occurring however I simply need to say, I used to be grateful to have the chance to play on that stage yesterday. Thanks ❤️ pic.twitter.com/utiEKJF8NN
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) September 9, 2018
Osaka was born in Japan and performs for the nation, however she additionally has roots within the U.S.
She began enjoying tennis after she moved to New York when she was three years outdated. Her mom is Japanese and her father is Haitian, and he or she lived together with her Haitian grandparents when she moved to the U.S.
She moved to Florida to proceed her tennis coaching when she was eight, in response to Yahoo Sports activities.
Her U.S. Open victory positioned Osaka because the seventh on this planet on the Ladies’s Tennis Affiliation rating on Monday.