• RaceAhead: Serena's Double Fault

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    She is a woman. She is black. And that makes her anger unacceptable.
    This is the larger conversation that has emerged from a heartbreaking turn at the U.S. Open on Saturday, after Serena Williams confronted the umpire for a series of decisions she deemed unfair and sexist, contributing to an outcome which found her talented young opponent, Naomi Osaka, victorious but in tears.
    Osaka, 20, who is of Haitian-Japanese heritage , defeated her hero to become the first woman playing for Japan and first person of Haitian ancestry to win a Grand Slam. “I'm sorry it had to end like this,” she said...
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  • 20-year-old US Open champion Naomi Osaka said she felt like she 'had to apologize' after beating Serena Williams in the final

    20-year-old US Open champion Naomi Osaka said she felt like she 'had to apologize' after beating Serena Williams in the final

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Naomi Osaka, 20, beat her idol Serena Williams, 36, to win the US Open Championship on Saturday.
    On Monday, the newly crowned champion appeared on the "Today" show to discuss the highly contentious final.
    The chair umpire took a game away from Williams in the second set when she got into an argument with him over previous penalties.
    The trophy ceremony was drowned out by a chorus of boos, causing Osaka to cry and tell the crowd, "I'm sorry it had to end like this."
    Osaka said on "Today" that she felt like she had to apologize for beating Williams because it was so emotional in the...
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