Williams remains a role model for Osaka

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Published on October 20, 2018 - Duration: 00:47s

Williams remains a role model for Osaka

U.S Open champion Naomi Osaka says Serena Williams will always be a role model despite on-court incident


Williams remains a role model for Osaka

VIDEO SHOWS: U.S. OPEN CHAMPION NAOMI OSAKA TRAINING ON CENTRE COURT, OSAKA SPEAKING TO MEDIA, WORLD NUMBER ONE, FRENCH OPEN CHAMPION SIMONA HALEP SPEAKING TO MEDIA SHOWS: SINGAPORE (OCTOBER 20, 2018) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. OPEN CHAMPION, NAOMI OSAKA, ON IF SHE HAS SPOKEN TO SERENA WILLIAMS SINCE THE FINAL: "Yeah I mean I have, she's very nice and she's of course, my whole life she's someone I've looked up to so that's not going to change." 2.

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. OPEN CHAMPION, NAOMI OSAKA, SPEAKING ON HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED SINCE WINNING THE US OPEN: "I mean for me I don't know too much, I think because immediately after I had to play in Tokyo and then I played Beijing so I've sort of been just focusing on my matches but for me one of the biggest things that changed is like the amount of media I had to do, other than that I don't think too much." 4.

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) FRENCH OPEN CHAMPION, SIMONA HALEP, SAYING: "I think this year is more special because I'm finishing number one, winning my first grand slam it is very important that I could do it, last year I finished number one without the grand slam and they said that I'm not a real number one so now I feel proud of myself doing that and really happy." ENDS ON FREEZE FRAME STORY: Japan's Naomi Osaka says Serena Williams remains a role model for her despite the on-court incident during her U.S Open victory.

Since her maiden Grand Slam title the 21-year-old has witnessed a huge change in her career after but she says the only change she has noticed is her media obligations.

Osaka's stellar season has seen her rise to number four in the world rankings and also booked her a spot at the season-ending WTA Finals for the first time, a whirlwind ride she is loving as her public profile continues to grow.

Simona Halep is disappointed that a back injury forced her out of the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore but the Romanian world number one will still reflect on 2018 as her best year on the tour after finally claiming a Grand Slam title.

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