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Haiti - FLASH : The Haitiano-Japanese Naomi Osaka wins the US Open against Serena William
From the begening of the games, Naomi imposed on Serena Williams her length, her speed and her power of ball. Serena tried to take control without being able to keep pace with Naomi, nor to support of her power or speed of movement, catching on what make her strength, her service (38% of first in the first set, 6 double faults on the whole match). The first set has even been one way.
Naomi dominated everything and held in check Williams who seemed too erratic to exchange. The level of play was unbelievable and Naomi was undoubtedly the best player on the central court of the US Open, even though Serena William's public lacked impartiality... Naomi Osaka has deservedly won her first title in the US Open. Grand Slam (6-2, 6-4). No Japanese (male or female) had ever won such a Major Tournament.
At the time of the presentation of the Serena William Cup alongside Naomi speaking to an audience frustrated by the defeat of Serena said "She played well, this is her first Grand Slam title. Let's make this moment the best moment possible. Let's recognize the merit where there is [...] Congratulations Naomi !"
Note that Naomi was the youngest tennis player in a US Open Grand Slam tournament and Serena the oldest.
Messages of congratulations from Haiti :
President Jovenel Moïse :
"Congratulations and thank you to our Naomi who made us so proud today. Haiti also shares this immense joy to see it achieve such a feat in a grand slam so coveted. Keep making Naomi dream and show the way to the young people of your generation. Continuous success."
Senator Dieudonné Luma Etienne :
"I proudly salute the victory of the young Haitian-Japanese, Naomi Osaka, champion of the US Open. Once again, Haiti has been raised to the highest level in the world of sports, thanks to a clever and dynamic WOMAN. The country is proud of you! "
Former Président Martelly :
"In diversity, there is beauty, strength and victory ! Well done Naomi !"
Embassy of Japan in Haiti :
"Congratulations to Naomi Osaka, who won the US Open Championship by defeating former World No.1 Serena Williams. This is the first singles championship in the history of Japanese players in four major Grand Slam tournaments."
Learn more Naomi Osaka :
Recall that Naomi, born of a Haitian father and a Japanese mother, resides in the United States and trains in Florida, Naomi came to Haiti on October 30, 2017 https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-22548-icihaiti-flash-a-haitian-japanese-world-star-of-tennis-visiting-haiti.html . Recall also that Serena defeated last March in Miami [6-3, 6-2] https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-23897-icihaiti-tennis-the-haitian-japanese-naomi-osaka-crush-serena-williams.html
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