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Haiti – Tennis : The Japanese of Haitian origin Naomi Osaka in the final of the US Open


Haiti – Tennis : The Japanese of Haitian origin Naomi Osaka in the final of the US Open

11/09/2020 16:31:12

After her qualification Tuesday in the semi-final of the US Open (6-3, 6-4) against the American Shelby Rogers (27) 93rd in the world, the Japanese Naomi Osaka (22) 9th in the world proud of his Haitian origins https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-25487-haiti-tennis-naomi-osaka-proud-of-her-haitian-origins.html , won Thursday the victory on the Arthur-Ashe court of “Flushing Meadows” of New York, against the American Jennifer Brady (25) 41st in the world, in 3 sets (7-6 [1], 3-6 and 6-3) and 2:08, qualifying for the final.

Naomi will play her second US Open final on Saturday (US Open 2018 where she won her first Grand Slam title before winning the Australian Open in 2019). She will face the Belarusian Victoria Azarenka (31 years old) 27th in the world who qualified by beating for the first time Serena Williams (8th in the world) (1-6, 6-3, 6-3) in 1h55mn “I’m excited to meet Naomi, we should have faced each other two weeks ago, she is a very powerful player, you have to be strong but above all have fun”, commented Azarenka.

For his part faced with this final Naomi said. “My state of mind is different this time. I’ve learned a lot from the ups and downs I’ve been through, not just in the Grand Slam but on the circuit in general. I feel stronger mentally today and it will be interesting to see how it goes.”

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