Naomi Osaka, of Japanese and Haitian descent, thanks her ancestors after US Open tennis triumph

By Jay Croft, CNN, Mon September 14, 2020

(CNN)Naomi Osaka came from behind to win the US Open, and a day later, she looked back in gratitude far further into the past.

“I would like to thank my ancestors because everytime I remember their blood runs through my veins I am reminded that I cannot lose,” tweeted the tennis star Sunday. Her mother is Japanese and father is Haitian.
Osaka claimed her second US Open and third Grand Slam title.

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