Naomi Osaka influenced by rapper boyfriend on racial and social justice

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Naomi Osaka said she wants to be known for more than just tennis, suggesting she will keep campaigning for racial justice after winning her third Grand Slam at the US Open Saturday. Osaka, of Japanese and Haitian heritage, wore different masks honoring victims of systemic racism and police brutality in the United States in each...

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Naomi Osaka says quarantine gave her a 'chance to slow down'.
US Open winner Naomi Osaka says the quarantine gave her a "chance to slowdown". The 22-year-old from Japan was comprehensively outplayed by VictoriaAzarenka in the first set of the women's final but recovered brilliantly totriumph 1-6 6-3 6-3. She said: “My life was always go, go tennis-wise,especially after the previous US Open that I won. It definitely acceleratedthings, and I’ve never had a chance to slow down. "The quarantine definitelygave me a chance to think a lot about things, what I want to accomplish, whatI want people to remember me by. I came into this tournament with thatmindset. I think it definitely helped me out.”

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