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30/12/2020 09:03:06

iciHaiti - Tennis : Activist, champion, Naomi Osaka woman athlete of the year 2020
Noted in 2020 both for her activism away from the tennis courts, and for winning the US Open and his third Grand Slam title at 23 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-31656-haiti-racism-usa-haitian-japanese-naomi-osaka-withdraws-from-the-cincinnati-tournament-to-protest.html , the Japanese tennis star of Haitian origin Naomi Osaka, #3 in the world, who was also unmarked at the Cincinnati tournament where she denounced racial injustice and police brutality https://www.haitilibre.com/article-https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-31656-haiti-racism-usa-haitian-japanese-naomi-osaka-withdraws-from-the-cincinnati-tournament-to-protest.html has been selected by the Associated Press (AP) as the 2020 female athlete of the year after a vote by sports editors from the US news agency and from the editors of the "AP beat". Osaka garnered 18 of 35 first-place votes and a total of 71 points.

Billie Jean King, 12-time Grand Slam singles winner and decades-long pioneer lawyer, praised Osaka for her stances stressing "[...] She successfully completed the difficult task of taking excellence in sports performance and using that platform to succeed outside of sports on a much bigger stage [...] She ignited a conversation on social justice, the results of which were bigger than tennis [...] so raised the bar for all those who want to leverage the gifts and talents we have to make a difference in our world."

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