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US Open winner Naomi Osaka speaks out
US Open winner Naomi Osaka speaks out on controversial Serena Williams match
US Open winner Naomi Osaka speaks out on controversial Serena Williams match
 
   
 
Saturday Night Live weekend Update: Leslie Jones, Serena Williams
Saturday Night Live Weekend Update: Leslie Jones, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka
Weekend Update: Leslie Jones, SerenaWilliams, Naomi Osaka
 
Naomi Osaka Opens Up About Her Serena Williams Win on 'Ellen'
Naomi Osaka Opens Up About Her Serena Williams Win on 'Ellen'
Naomi Osaka Opens Up About Her Serena Williams Win on 'Ellen'
 
Noami Osaka captured her first grand slam title at this year's U.S. Open, but her victory was overshadowed by controversy surrounding her opponent, Serena Williams. Williams was slapped with a $17,000 fine for comments she made to the match's officiator after he accused her coach of cheating—a ruling that has generally been categorized as sexist and unprecedented.
 
But despite the squabble on the court, Osaka kept her cool, and she opened up on Ellen about what it was like to play—and win—such a controversial match.
 
In the interview, Osaka tells Ellen that she really, really wanted to turn around when she heard Serena Williams calling out the officiant, Carlos Ramos for dirty calls, but that she didn't want to break her focus. Instead, Osaka kept her back turned to Serena's side of the court, contemplating her next move.
 
In the full clip below, Osaka also shares how she thought the crowd was booing her after the match, what Serena Williams whispered in her ear upon her victory, and her celebrity crush (Michael B. Jordan!!)—prompting Ellen to play matchmaker.
 
Read more at: Naomi Osaka Opens Up About Her Serena Williams Win on 'Ellen'
 
Naomi Osaka apologizing for winning is the other tragedy of the U.S. Open
Naomi Osaka apologizing for winning is the other tragedy of the U.S. Open
Naomi Osaka apologizing for winning is the other tragedy of the U.S. Open
 
When U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka won against Serena Williams this weekend, she apologized.
 
“I just felt like everyone was sort of unhappy up there,” she said on NBC’s Today show. “I just felt very emotional, and I felt that I had to apologize.”
 
As the events from the U.S.Open continue to play out, we are watching unfair gender dynamics take shape in real time. We are watching Williams, one of the game’s greatest players being penalized for behavior that male players carry out all the time.
 
Serena Williams and the epidemic of policing black women’s anger
 
In the interim, there’s been much-needed debate about double standards around gender, race and anger. Tennis great Billie Jean King summed it up perfectly in a tweet:
 
But perhaps the most heartbreaking part of the final was Osaka’s apology for winning.
 
“I’m so sorry it had to end like this,” she told the crowd, who booed during the trophy ceremony, with Osaka in tears over what should have been a moment of joy and triumph and a highlight of her career.
 
 
She later told the Today show that “I felt a little bit sad. I wasn’t really sure if they were booing at me or if it wasn’t the outcome they wanted.”
 
“I could also sympathize, because I’ve been a fan of Serena my whole life, and I knew how badly the crowd wanted her to win.”
 
Which goes to the heart of one of the stickiest and most toxic expectations put on women, be it at work, in relationships, or simply during any part of their existence alongside other people: We are constantly made to worry about other people’s feelings.
 
Women have been socialized from childhood to take care of other people’s emotions, to make sure that everyone else is okay, and to neglect their own needs and wants in the process.
 
Let’s go back to that key line: “I felt that I had to apologize.”
 
Even in her moment of glory, Osaka displayed classic feminine socialization.
 
Even worse, the feeling that she had to somehow apologize for her brilliance and downplay her achievements is a quandary women still grapple with.
 
Feminist author Lois Wyse once said that “men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths”.
 
Read more at: Naomi Osaka apologizing for winning is the other tragedy of the U.S. Open
 
 
Serena Williams U.S Open performance comes with 17K fine
Serena Williams U.S Open performance comes with 17K fine, and heated commentary over the controversy
Serena Williams U.S Open performance comes with 17K fine
 
In heated debate Entertainment Weekly The Show host Lola Oguinnake says “If anyone showed too much emotion on that court, it was Carlos Ramos” while sports radio host Jason Page says accusations of Racism and sexism are unwarranted in an interview on MSNBC with David Gura.
 
 
Everything You Need to Know About Naomi Osaka
Everything You Need to Know About Naomi Osaka, the 20-Year-Old Tennis Player Who Beat Serena Williams
Everything You Need to Know About Naomi Osaka, the 20-Year-Old Tennis Player Who Beat Serena Williamss
 
The 2018 U.S. Open Women's Final got more dramatic than an episode of Real Housewives when Naomi Osaka, a 20-year-old tennis player representing Japan, upset tennis legend Serena Williams for the Grand Slam title.
 
ICYMI, here's what happened: Osaka took the court against Williams to play for her very first Grand Slam title and won the first set against Williams 6-2. Then things got intense—accusations of an unfair call against Williams, a smashed racket, more beef with the umpire, and an entire game struck from Serena's match record, all of which wrapped up with calls of sexism on the part of U.S. Open officials and a major upset loss for Williams. (If you're interested in a full recap of the controversy on the court and what's transpired since, you can find one here.)
 
The whole episode was definitely dramatic (in the aftermath, Williams is speaking out about women's rights in sports and fighting for better treatment of female players). But with all of the commotion, it's left a shadow over Osaka's amazing game, her prowess as a seriously skilled athlete, and her poise throughout the debacle.
 
While all of this was going on, Osaka (who P.S. was beating Williams before all the drama even started) played a near flawless game, staying focused to deliver power serve after power serve.
 
This should have been one of the happiest moments of Osaka's career—a win the athlete has been training for for almost her entire life since she started playing tennis when she was 3. But instead, she held back tears as best she could while accepting her well-earned trophy. After all the drama with Williams and the ump, the crowd was actually booing as Osaka took the podium. (Serena eventually had to tell her fans to get it together and be supportive of Osaka's win.)
 
So, who is Naomi Osaka? Here's what you should know about this 20-year-old U.S. Open tennis star that's carving her rightful place among the professional tennis elite.
 
1. She has one of the most powerful serves on record. Despite being only 20, Osaka is up there with the greats when it comes to her game. She has one of the fastest serves on record—an eye-popping 125 miles per hour. That's only slightly slower than Serena's fastest serve, which was recorded at 128 miles per hour. (Currently, Williams has the fifth fastest serve ever recorded and Osaka holds the ninth spot.)
 
Read more at: Everything You Need to Know About Naomi Osaka, the 20-Year-Old Tennis Player
 
 
Naomi Osaka hasn’t lost a match since tying her hair in a bun
Naomi Osaka hasn’t lost a match since she started tying her hair in a bun. That’s the secret. I’m sure of it
Naomi Osaka hasn’t lost a match since she started tying her hair in a bun. That’s the secret. I’m sure of it
 
A Bun, also referred to as a “top knot,” is a hairstyle featuring a ponytail or bundle of hair prominently placed high in the back-center of the head.
 
 
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