Naomi Osaka won her second US Open title this past weekend! The 22 year old who was born in Japan is currently ranked number 3 in the world. After her match she honored Kobe Bryant after her US Open victory, Saturday, by rocking a black and yellow number 8 Kobe jersey. “I wore this jersey every day after my matches. I truly think it gave me strength. Always,” she wrote on Instagram. Last year Kobe attended one of her US Open matches and he had been instrumental in helping her with the mental aspect of professional sport. To express her support for the Black Lives Matter movement, she wore seven black masks during her matches each with the name of an African American killed by the police or violence in the United States. Osaka was also cheered on by her boyfriend and Hot Show 20 alum Cordae who was at the final match in person!
— Cordae' (@cordae) September 13, 2020