Upset Alert: Haitian Japanese Tennis Star, Naomi Osaka, Defeats U.S. Open Champ

Haitian tennis star Naomi Osaka beats Angelique Kerber

19-Year-Old Haitian Japanese Tennis Star, Naomi Osaka, pulled an upset and dominated U.S. Open champion Angelique Kerber. Osaka out-played the two-time Grand Slam finalist, winning 6-3, 6-1 in just over an hour to advance to the second round. The victory marked Osaka’s first top 10 win of her career.

She’s Japanese, Haitian and American

Osaka’s mother is Japanese, and her father is Haitian. She was born in Osaka, Japan, but raised in America — New York and Fort Lauderdale are home. As a result, she has dual citizenship and chose to represent Japan.

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