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Naomi Osaka breaks down after re-watching emotional videos from parents of those killed in shootings

Naomi Osaka has been wearing such face masks during the US Open 2020
Naomi Osaka of Japan talks in a post match interview wearing a mask with the name of Trayvon Martin printed on it after her Women’s Singles fourth round match win against Anett Kontaveit (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka posted an emotional message after a video was played in the 2020 US Open

Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has been one of the biggest voices in the support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

The US has been gripped in a long protest as several black people have been killed in police shootings. Protests have taken place across the country and many sportspeople have raised their voices too.

Naomi Osaka has spoken out regarding the Black Lives Matter protests
Naomi Osaka of Japan walks out wearing a mask with the name of Trayvon Martin printed on it before her Women’s Singles fourth round match against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia on Day Seven of the 2020 US Open (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The NBA has taken a strong stance against the injustice towards blacks and minorities in the US and all stars are wearing special jerseys to support the movement.

There were a few games that were postponed too as the NBA decided if the Playoffs were to continue or not.

Osaka, for her part, has spoken openly about the problems in the country and has also worn masks of those killed in shootings by the police and others.

Two of those names are Trayvon Martin and Ahmaud Arbery. Osaka has worn face masks before and after her US Open games as she continues voicing her concerns.

The parents of Martin and Arbery shared their responses to the work done by Osaka as she defeated Shelby Rogers.

The 22-year-old was left touched with this message and was just happy that she could make a difference.

Cried so much”

Osaka couldn’t say much after this video was played but she did post an update a little later.

The former US Open champion claimed that after watching this video again, she broke down and praised the strength of the two parents in question:

Osaka will continue to wear the masks as she sets up a semi-final against Jennifer Brady. Osaka’s form had dipped a bit since she won back-to-back slams. However, this is her best performance in a major event since she won the Australian Open in 2019.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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