Osaka v Azarenka: two champions but US Open can have only one winner | Kevin Mitchell

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Osaka v Azarenka: two champions but US Open can have only one winner | Kevin Mitchell

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Naomi Osaka and Victoria Azarenka are appropriate finalists in a tournament that has carried a strong humanitarian themeIt is six authored face masks and nearly a fortnight since Naomi Osaka, the reluctant conscience of Planet Tennis, uttered this truth at the outset of the US Open: “We’re all sort of in our separate bubbles, doing our own things.”On the eve of playing Victoria Azarenka in the final on Saturday in a stadium named after an African-American player who spent most of his life and career butting up against prejudice, Osaka can look back on events that have both confirmed and challenged her assertion. Related: Pablo Carreño Busta lining up unlikely hat-trick of US Open upsets | Kevin Mitchell Related: Naomi Osaka keeps victims of racial injustice in spotlight with US Open masks Continue reading...
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