“Rihanna Can Do Whatever She Wants” – Naomi Osaka

Published 03/20/2020, 4:13 PM CDT


World Number ten Naomi Osaka recently made an appearance at Tennis Channel’s Confessional Carts. With the entire tennis tour being shut until June and the courts being desolate, Tennis Channel released its interesting episode starring Osaka.

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The Japanese typhoon Osaka answered a few questions about herself. She was asked, “Someone you’d like to switch with for a day?”

The two-time Grand Slam champion really wants to exchange lives with singer Rihanna and live her life for a day.“Rihanna. Because I know that she works really hard, but no one ever sees it, so I just want to see her work ethic. Rihanna can do whatever she wants,” the Japanese replied.

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Previously Osaka shared about influencing the fashionable dimension of Rihanna. “The beautiful bad gal now. The one and only Rih Rih. I started off taking a lot from her but now I figured out what works for me and I’m just kinda chilling,” she said.

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Moving on with her interview on the Confessional Cart. She was further asked, “If you could choose a retired player to play doubles with, who would it be?”

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Osaka revealed she would like to share the courts with the American legend Andre Agassi or the Asian ace Li Na. The Chinese star Li Na was the first Asian tennis player to win a Grand Slam.

She did it twice and reached a career-high ranking of World Number two. A few years later the Haitian-Japanese tennis ace Osaka became the second face from the populous continent of Asia to clinch two Grand Slams.

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Also, Naomi was the first Asian player to attain the World Number one badge. “I would want to play with Andre Agassi. Or Li Na. Li Na just for the fun because I know she’s going to be super nice and I’m going to say sorry a lot and she’s going to be cool about it,” she said.  

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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.

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