Tennis star Naomie Osaka, world number 10, announced on the night of Wednesday to Thursday her refusal to continue playing in Cincinnati.
It was after his quarter-final victory in Cincinnati, USA. The country has just been shaken by turmoil caused by police violence. Noamie Osaka will not play her semi-final against Elise Martens. She protested against the police violence. Here’s what she says in her tweet: “As a black woman, I feel that there are much more important issues that need immediate attention, rather than watching me play tennis, said Osaka shortly after her quarter-final victory over Anett Kontaveit (4-6, 6-2, 7-5). I don’t expect anything radical to happen if I don’t play.”
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) August 27, 2020