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US Open Champion Naomi Osaka Attends Post-Match Press Conference Wearing Kobe Bryant Jersey

Naomi Osaka gained her third profession Grand Slam title on Sunday.© Instagram

Japan’s Naomi Osaka, who gained the US Open title, wore a jersey of late former Basketball participant Kobe Bryant throughout her post-match press convention. “After winning the 2020 #USOpen title, @naomiosaka wore a Kobe Bryant jersey in her post-match pressers,” US Open tweeted. US Open additionally tweeted a video of the press convention through which the tennis participant mentioned: “I just want to be the type of person that he thought I was going to be. He thought I was going to be great, so hopefully, I will be great in the future.”

In January this yr, Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna have been killed when a helicopter they have been travelling in crashed amid foggy situations and burst into flames within the hills above Calabasas.

The basketball legend had gained 5 National Basketball Association (NBA) championships in his 20-year-long profession whereas taking part in for Los Angeles Lakers.

Osaka gained her third profession Grand Slam title after securing a win over Victoria Azarenka within the ultimate of the US Open.


The 22-year-old participant registered a 1-6, 6-3, 6-Three win within the decider over Azarenka. The No.four seed and 2018 champion overcame an impressed assault from Azarenka within the opening set to win her third profession Grand Slam crown after one hour and 53 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Osaka is now the primary Asian participant to win three Grand Slam singles titles, breaking the tie she held with China’s Li Na.

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