Naomi Osaka is a two-time US Open women's singles champion, and her celebratory postgame outfit would put anyone in a winning mood. On the day following her final match, the 22-year-old athlete posed with the iconic silver trophy in an orange patterned dress and a colourful head wrap. "You already know I had to bring out the headwrap for this one," she tweeted on Sunday, alongside a picture from the photo shoot.
Naomi's look was praised on social media by commenters who appreciated the deliberate nod to her Japanese-Haitian heritage. Earlier in the day, she tweeted, "I would like to thank my ancestors because everytime I remember their blood runs through my veins I am reminded that I cannot lose." What a beautiful message! Naomi consistently uses her platform to start conversations and create a safer space for her community, especially Black victims of police brutality and other violence. As she wrote, "before I am a athlete, I am a black woman."
See more of her US Open outfit ahead.