Rising star Osaka has bright future ahead in tennis

Rising star Osaka has bright future ahead in tennis

Rising star Osaka has bright future ahead in tennis

Tiger Woods praised fellow comeback star Serena Williams for her US Open finals run on Friday while also lauding a new commercial for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. "Even when I was a little kid, I always dreamed that I would play Serena in a final of a Grand Slam", she said, according to the Independent.

The U.S. Open women's final will begin at 4:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

When asked if she had a message she'd like to send to her future opponent, the 20-year-old simply said, "I love you". "And when I go to Japan people are confused".

She was born in Osaka, Japan on October 16, 1997 to a Japanese mother and Haitian father.

Williams faces Osaka having dropped only one set this tournament.

Sevastova was no match for Williams.

Keys emerged for the second set with an air of determination but she surrendered her serve in the first game with her 21st unforced error of the match.

Her 18th Grand Slam singles title tied the number won by Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert, and her sixth US Open title tied the record held by Evert.

After winning her first Masters title at Indian Wells earlier this year, she made what she described as "the worst acceptance speech of all time" - nervously saying her "thank yous" before awkwardly lifting the trophy and posing for photographs. Williams has an unbelievable opportunity to win No. 24 in her home country against a player making her first Slam final appearance (let's also not forget that Osaka hadn't been past the fourth round of a major before this tournament).

"Her Japanese isn't that good, right?"

Williams overcame her US Open semi-final hoodoo with the 36-year-old recovered from a nervy start to beat in just an hour and six minutes. Sevastova ousted defending champion Sloane Stephens in the quarterfinals and has never faced Williams.

Her greatest asset, her serve, was as devastating as ever as Williams lost just seven points on her first serve and hit four aces.

It looks like Serena Williams' daughter Alexis Olympia has inherited her mom's sense of style.

Last year, Naomi Osaka snatched our attention by doing the unthinkable and defeating then-reigning U.S. Open champion Angie Kerber. I wanted to see what I can do better to win matches against players that get a lot of balls back.

Now that she knows it, it's only a matter of time before she makes it happen.

At the age of 17 Williams became the first African-American woman since Althea Gibson in 1958 to capture a Grand Slam singles championship.

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