Naomi Osaka shocked tennis fans by jumping off the court in the first round of the Australian Open this year while playing against Serena Williams. She was hit by a Williams’ knuckleball on the fourth point of the match, with one hand over her hip, the other over her face. Umpire Carlos Ramos noticed and drew his arms, then fined both women 10,000 Australian dollars each. After a drawn-out feud, Serena Williams withdrew from the tournament and was not satisfied.
“@bravo_prime asked me, ‘You knew about the fine, right?’ And I said, ‘I knew about the fine.’ But I didn’t know the difference.” — Naomi Osaka (@Naomi_Osaka_14) April 30, 2017
Naomi Osaka has become an unlikely spokeswoman for women’s tennis, never losing an interview session and continuing to deliver newsworthy quotes. Such is the case in the new magazine photo shoot at story.fans.net. Her grandfather, Masao Noguchi, and father, Kei, have also worked alongside contributors on the series.