Naomi Osaka is a champion again!
The 23-year-old tennis player won the women’s singles final of the 2021 Australian Open on Saturday (February 20) at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.
Naomi, who is from Japan, defeated American player Jennifer Brady in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-3.
During her post-win speech, Naomi had an awkward moment with Jennifer when she asked her opponent what she likes to be called.
“Firstly, I want to congratulate… Do you like to be called Jenny or Jennifer?” she said while turning to her opponent. Even though she clearly responded with “Jenny,” Naomi continued by saying the opposite.
“Firstly, I want to congratulate Jennifer. We played in the semis of the US Open, so a couple of months ago I told everyone that would listen that you’re going to be a problem. And I was right,” Naomi said.
I love how Naomi Osaka politely asked Jennifer Brady if she preferred to be called "Jennifer" or "Jenny," then completely ignored what she said 😆pic.twitter.com/b8UzciMQnF
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) February 20, 2021
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