Naomi’s Names

Question: “You said from the beginning – you had seven matches, seven masks, seven names. What was the message you wanted to send, Naomi?”

Naomi Osaka: “Well, what was the message that you got? That’s more of the question. I feel like the point is to make people start talking.”

Happy for Naomi to win the US Open – the first Grand Slam since the pandemic. I’ve always wanted her to win it again after the controversial 2018 Finals. I’m willing to bet this one was even more impactful for her.