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Tennis star Naomi Osaka admits she is still ‘scared’ of Serena Williams

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Tennis star Naomi Osaka admits she is still ‘scared’ of Serena Williams – more than two years after famously beating her in the US Open – as the 23-year-old makes debut on the cover of Vogue

Naomi Osaka covers one of four versions of the new January issue of Vogue magazine, and admits inside that she’s ‘kind of scared’ of tennis icon Serena Williams.

 

Naomi, 23, famously beat Serena, 39, in the 2018 US Open, but she’s been looking up to her since she was a kid — and still gets nervous when she’s nearby.

Stunning: Naomi Osaka covers one of four versions of the new January issue of Vogue magazine, out this month

‘Honestly, I’m kind of scared of her. Not scared scared but — I’m intimidated, and I get very shy when she’s like 10 feet away from me,’ she said.

 

Naomi and Serena have faced off on the court three times, and Naomi has best Serena two out of three. She won at the March 2018 Miami Open and the September 2018 US Open, though Serena took the win at the August 2019 Canadian Open.

Sep 12, 2020; Flushing Meadows, New York, USA; Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts during the third set against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the women’s singles final match on day 13 of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

 

‘There’s a lot of things she’s so much better at. She’s more aggressive. She knows when to go for her shots. Sometimes she hits really big service returns, and I can’t do that at all,’ Naomi said. Serena’s skill — and Naomi’s awe of her — has made facing off against her even harder.

 

‘That really affected me at the U.S. Open finals in 2018, but I had worked so hard for that moment, and I felt like if I were to be intimidated or show that I was scared of her, she would capitalize on that,’ she said,

Icon: Of Serena Williams, 39, Naomi siad, ‘Honestly, I’m kind of scared of her. Not scared scared but — I’m intimidated, and I get very shy when she’s like 10 feet away from me’

 

‘When I’m stepping on the court, I have to treat her as a tennis player, not as Serena Williams.’







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