Naomi Osaka is a three time grand slam singles champion and the reigning champion of the US Open. Osaka is also the first Asian woman to be ranked number one in the women’s tennis association. Well-known for her skills in tennis, Osaka uses her fame to bring awareness to police brutality and racial inequality in the United States.
After the Women’s Tennis Association and the ATP Tour paused matches in honor of her cause, Osaka used the time to attend a New York protest. The masks Osaka wore during matches later in the year all honored and brought awareness to victims of police brutality such as George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
As part of KTV’s Black History Month spotlight, here is a video profile of Osaka and the work she has done by Cade Verrico’s.