Go Naomi – The Pride of Japan and Haiti

In these trying times for our dear half of the island of Haiti, of course I’m talking about the Republic, we are fortunate to have the champion Naomi Osaka represent our culture on the world stage at the highest peak. Naomi Osaka has won the U.S. Open in New York for the second time this September to continue on her road to greatness.

Go Naomi – The Pride of Japan and Haiti — Dèyè Mon

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Once again Naomi Osaka has lifted the coveted trophy, synonym with a grand slam title, the famed U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows in New York City. Naomi prevailed with grit, determination and superb serving. Down a set she mustered the strength from Toussaint, Dessalines and her samurai ancestors to come back and win the next two sets. Great job Naomi!!!

As a Haitian Japanese, Naomi Osaka represents both cultures with dignity. Add to that the fact that she grew up between New York City and Florida, basking in Haitian immigrant culture, you have a mix of cultures which truly defines our champion.

After beating Jennifer Brady in the semi-finals, Naomi had to really push herself to beat Victoria Arazenka, a former no. 1 player who beat Serena Williams to advance to the finals. The final match was a tight gritty affair, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, and our champion prevailed once again. After losing the first set 1-6, a lot of people thought the party was over, send in the stats, but Naomi had other ideas. She summoned the spirit of Capois La Mort, the famed General who shouted “Forward, Forward” in the face of death during the war of independence in 1803, and called on her friend, the recently departed Kobe Bryant, to find the resolve to cut down on errors and use her serve to win points with less effort. Azarenka played well, but the combination of power and precision that Osaka showed in the last two sets was too much.

Go Naomi, all the people of 🇭🇹 Haiti and 🇯🇵 Japan are behind you

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