Naomi Osaka's rapper boyfriend YBN Cordae was her biggest cheerleader and fan when she took home her second consecutive U.S. Open victory on September 12. His reaction to her win was priceless!
Naomi Osaka won the U.S. Open after beating Victoria Azarenka on Saturday, September 12, winning her third Grand Slam title. She was happier than words could ever tell.
Cheering her on from the stands was her rapper boyfriend YBN Cordae who watched intently as his girlfriend gave it her all to bag the trophy. When the moment of her victory came, he could not hold in his excitement.
HER BIGGEST FAN
The 23-year-old rapper leaped to his feet and pumped his fists the moment his lady love seized the title. His reaction was caught by the cameras and ESPNW later tweeted the sweet video.
Two years ago, Osaka bagged her first Grand Slam title after beating tennis superstar Serena Williams.
Cordae later posed for photographs with his girlfriend's family. People loved to see how supportive he was of Osaka's achievement. He was among the few people who could witness the epic match.
Unlike other times, Arthur Ashe Stadium was empty that day because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, Osaka was happy that her family and boyfriend were there to celebrate with her.
Naomi Osaka kisses the U.S. Open 2020 trophy at the Women's Singles finals match in New York City on September 13, 2020 | Source: Getty Images
NAOMI EXTENDS HER GRATITUDE
After winning the title, Osaka, who was born to a Japanese father and a Haitian mother, extended her gratitude towards her ancestors and shared how they give her the strength to win in a tweet. She wrote:
"I would like to thank my ancestors because everytime I remember their blood runs through my veins I am reminded that I cannot lose."
Each match she played at this year's Open, Osaka took it as a chance to raise her voice against racial injustice by wearing masks bearing the names of Black victims who lost their life due to alleged police or racist violence.
Two years ago, Osaka bagged her first Grand Slam title after beating tennis superstar Serena Williams. Laden with controversy, the US Open final was a bittersweet event for her.
HER FIRST GRAND SLAM WIN WAS EVENTFUL
That day, Osaka made history by becoming the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam singles title. But the crowd booed at her and she wept, seemingly overwhelmed by their reaction.
Williams, who earned a point penalty for cracking her racket and got a code violation warning for coaching that day, congratulated Osaka and asked her fans to stop booing.