UNFORTUNATE! Naomi Osaka Sympathises With the Fatal Situation in Her Home Country Haiti

Published 08/14/2021, 6:39 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Women’s Singles – Round 2 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 26, 2021. Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts after winning her second round match against Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland REUTERS/Mike Segar


In the women’s game, Naomi Osaka by far has made the most progress on Tour. The Japanese star has emerged as the greatest threat on hard courts over recent years. All her four Grand Slam titles have been won on the concrete surface. 

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On Saturday morning, there was an unfortunate incident that took place in Haiti. There was a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the southern region. It was a disastrous incident as there were 227 deaths reported. On hearing the news, Naomi Osaka took to social media and commented with an emoji of joined hands along with the Haiti flag. It is her home country too. 

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Women’s Singles – Round 2 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 26, 2021. Naomi Osaka of Japan in action during her second round match against Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland REUTERS/Mike Segar

Naomi Osaka feels for Haiti citizens 

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It was a sad incident and the rescue operations are still underway. There were victims who were rescued from bizarre circumstances. All the hospitals around are filled with casualties. There has been a lot of property destruction. Osaka commented, “🇭🇹🙏🏾”

Reflecting on Osaka’s season so far, she began competing in Melbourne and won her fourth Grand Slam title in Melbourne. After that. she was not in the best of form and has been unable to win a title. 

Just before the French Open, she mentioned she would not be present in any post-match press conference. Her decision was not received well by the tennis fraternity. She then withdrew before her second-round match. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 12: Naomi Osaka of Japan returns the ball in the second set during her Women’s Singles final match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Day Thirteen of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 12, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka was below par in Tokyo

Following that, she decided to skip the Wimbledon Championships and was seen at the Tokyo Olympics. However, she suffered an unfortunate defeat in the early stages. She was unable to win a medal for her country. 

As we look forward to the US Open, she would still remain a possible contender to win the title. Being the defending champion and winning the Australian Open this year surely is an encouraging sign for the Japanese star. It will be interesting to see how she performs in the final Grand Slam event of the season. 

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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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