“Can’t Even Hit The Ball Over The Net”: Naomi Osaka Trolls Boyfriend Cordae

Published 11/13/2020, 6:55 AM EST
Naomi Osaka of Japan hits the ball against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the women’s singles final match on day 13 of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports | Credits: Reuters

Japanese starlet Naomi Osaka has been making the headlines of late. Whether it’s winning titles, getting her hands on the new play station 5, or having a shot with her boyfriend, rapper Cordae, Naomi has been the center of attention.

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Although Naomi represents Japan, she lives in Beverly Hills in California.

Just a while ago, Naomi won her third major at the US Open held in September this year. Being a set down, she clawed back snatching the next two sets, and won the championship 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 against Azarenka. However, she pulled out of the French Open citing injury.

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Recently, the over-optimistic Cordae challenged her at what she does for a living, a tennis match. After the match, “That worked out well. That was fantastic,” said the former World No. 1 mocking her boyfriend.

Sep 12 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; Naomi Osaka of Japan reaches for a backhand against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus (not pictured) in the women’s singles final on day thirteen of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports | Credits: Reuters

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2018: Claim to Fame for Naomi Osaka

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She stunned the world when she beat Serena Williams in her home tournament at the US Open in 2018. For a youngster, playing Serena with the crowd against you in a grand slam final is probably the toughest task ever.

Osaka still managed to maintain her composure during all stages of that match. Early next year, she rode on the momentum and won the Australian Open in 2019. These wins gave a glimpse that she can be the next flag bearer of the sport.

Osaka has taken keen involvement in social issues. During her US Open matches this year, she wore masks and t-shirts highlighting the “black lives matter” message.

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She is currently one of the most marketable athletes in the world. Being a grand slam champion along with her multi-ethnic background does attract sponsors. She has even featured in the list of “the 100 most influential people in the world” in Time’s magazine. 

 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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