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‘I forgot to smile’: Naomi Osaka reacts after her Australian Open triumph

December 2, 2019

I still feel very shocked. Like, I felt like
the match wasn’t completely done, but it was done, you know? It’s one of those moments where you’re fighting
so hard. When it’s finally over, you’re still in the state of, like, competitiveness. I felt like I didn’t want to have any regrets.
I think if I didn’t regroup after the second set, then I would have looked back on this
match and probably cried or something, so … I just thought to myself that this is my second
time playing a final. I can’t really act entitled. To be playing against one of the best players
in the world, to lose a set, suddenly think that I’m so much better than her that that
isn’t a possibility. Yeah, I mean, I forgot to smile. I was told
to smile and I didn’t. I was panicking. Yeah, I’m going to be thinking about that for the
rest of today. Yeah, I mean, people were talking about being
No 1 if I win this tournament. I was able to accomplish that. But the ranking was never
my real goal, it was just to win this tournament. Maybe if I see my sister I can be, like, Guess
who is the No 1 tennis player? Me!


  • Reply Emanuel Jones January 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm


  • Reply Chief January 26, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    So humble and cute!

  • Reply Alaoma Alozie January 26, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Naomi's natural demeanour, humility and tenacity makes her a paragon of a champion. I admire and respect her.

  • Reply mediacenter man January 26, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    How many seconds do you think it took to create the logo for the Australian Open? I think between 2 and 5.

  • Reply ED POWELL January 26, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    nice to see her het her fame since the ape B serena isn't around to hog everything

  • Reply Conrad Wolf January 27, 2019 at 11:42 am

    She is the future of tennis. Humble, gracious, funny as hell, smart, absolutely love her. The other great player of this generation is Garbine Muguruza.

  • Reply Judy Hendriks January 27, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Congrats Naomi…you are such an awesome person

  • Reply aarongluzman January 27, 2019 at 11:17 pm


    ? ???

     When you're Body

     Heart Mind

     Eyes Found… harmony & serenity – Everything is possible


    Tennis prodigy

  • Reply Jorge Augusto January 28, 2019 at 12:10 am

    so cool Naomi! & down to earth!! yea!

  • Reply gregorius subanti January 28, 2019 at 2:25 am

    What a character! So humble and humorous. Congratz, Osaka!

  • Reply ashvoj January 28, 2019 at 6:08 am

    So annoying. Ughhh

  • Reply diane Finn January 28, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Awww bless her she so humble God be many more trophies to come young lady.

  • Reply Abby Vivian January 28, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    I love her congrats Naomi

  • Reply Etre January 28, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    So artificial and under control of emotion ^^

  • Reply tan116A January 28, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Soon to be the new crowd favorite.

  • Reply zeranzeran January 28, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    I hope my daughter is like Naomi. So strong and sweet.

  • Reply Elmo Blatch January 28, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    I think there is a hint of Asperger's in this young lady. I "forgot to smile" is something that sounds like the spectrum.

  • Reply James Evans January 28, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Amazing person ?

  • Reply fopifop fopifop January 29, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Her dad is francophone, I wonder if she can speak French

  • Reply Sofa Kulit January 29, 2019 at 3:44 am

    I don't like her….she's trying too hard to be cute and innocent…..

  • Reply ABU Tii January 29, 2019 at 3:56 am

    Naomi don't worry about smile
    You beautiful young face had it.

  • Reply choco banana January 29, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    世界一なのに ジョークで回りを和ませる。素晴らしい?

  • Reply Zena Stanescu January 29, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Omg they told you to smile ?????

  • Reply Brian Lawlor January 30, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Naoim is so beautiful ?

  • Reply November Sky January 31, 2019 at 2:14 am

    she aint smile when she competes so wad! ' who in the world smile when competing !!!' shes pro. @ the court. shes a champion : ))

  • Reply osimoto February 3, 2019 at 4:00 am

    there is always her sister when she talks. very beautiful bond of them.

  • Reply November Sky February 23, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    just practice hard on clay Naomisan : )

  • Reply November Sky February 23, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    i LOVE the WINNERS!

  • Reply Drone On May 28, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Does she have An accent

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