Naomi Osaka is a three-time Grand Slam singles champion, and is the reigning champion at the US Open after beating Victoria Azerenka 1-6 6-3 6-3 on Saturday Sept 12 2020.
Naomi Osaka is currently the highest-paid female athlete in the world according to Forbes with annual earnings of $37 million.
She represents Japan and is currently ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association, and she is also the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles.
See what she said after beating Victoria Azarenka.
“For me I just thought it would be very embarrassing to lose this in under an hour and I just have to try as hard as I can and stop having a really bad attitude,” she said.
“I feel like two years ago I maybe would have folded being down a set and a break. But I think all the matches that I played in between that time shaped me and made me or forced me to mature more. Especially all the matches that I’ve played here were very tough. So, yeah, I think definitely I’m more of a complete player now.”