Naomi Osaka: Indian wells 2022| Heckled| What was said to


The four-time grand slam champion was reduced to tears by a heckler at Indian Wells. But abuse from the stands appears. Today we will discuss about Naomi Osaka: Indian wells 2022| Heckled| What was said to

Naomi Osaka: Indian wells 2022| Heckled| What was said to

Naomi Osaka (saka Naomi, Japanese pronunciation: [osaka naomi], born 16 October 1997) is a Japanese professional tennis player. She is ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and is the first Asian player to achieve the top ranking in singles. She is a four-time Grand Slam singles champion. His seven titles on the WTA Tour also include two titles at the Premier Essentials level. At the 2018 US Open and the 2019 Australian Open, Osaka won her first two Grand Slam singles titles in back-to-back Grand Slam tournaments. She was the first woman since Serena Williams in 2015 to win consecutive Grand Slam singles titles, and the first since Jennifer Capriati in 2001 to win two consecutive major titles.

Country (sports)  Japan
Residence Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Born October 16, 1997 (age 24)
Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro September 2013
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach Wim Fissette (2020–)
Prize money $20,252,842
Official website

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Naomi Osaka: Indian wells 2022| Heckled| What was said to

Tennis star Naomi Osaka was in tears after a bystander made derogatory remarks during her second-round loss at the Indian Wells – BNP Paribas Open 2022 in California on Sunday. Osaka was upset with the crowd and lost her match 6–0, 6–4 to Veronika Kudermatova.

Osaka was trailing in the first set of their second round match when a woman in the crowd was shouting “You suck, Osaka”. The tennis star stepped into the game and approached the chair umpire asking him to do something. However, the organizers were not able to identify the person who made the unsolicited remarks.

As the match progressed, Osaka again went to the chair umpire and requested him to use the microphone so that he could address the crowd. An observer came to the court for a lengthy discussion with Osaka. “If it happens again, we’ll find it,” the supervisor told the umpire. The news agency AP reported that Kudermetova waited behind the baseline for the match to resume.


Naomi Osaka: Indian wells 2022| Heckled| What was said to

Naomi Osaka is surrounded by a crowd during her match against Veronika Kudermatova at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California on Saturday.

“Naomi, you sock,” shouted spectators after the first game of the match. The remark brought the four-time Grand Slam champion to tears on the court.

According to the Tennis Channel broadcast, during the break in the game, Osaka asked the umpire for a microphone to address the crowd, but the umpire declined the request. It is not clear if the spectator was identified and removed from the venue.

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“To be honest, I think I’ve been harassed [and] before, it really didn’t bother me,” she explained. “But, like, I’ve seen a video of Venus and Serena here,” referencing an incident in 2001 when Serena Williams was booed and accused of competition manipulation from the Williams camp.

“If you’ve never seen it, you should see it,” Osaka said to the crowd, and she burst into tears again. He then congratulated his rival Kudermetova on the victory.