Naomi Osaka misplaced her tennis match Saturday, however that wasn’t the worst a part of her day … a heckler set off a sequence of occasions that lowered the tennis star to tears.
Naomi was taking part in Veronika Kudermetova on the Indian Wells Tourney outdoors Palm Springs, when a girl within the stands screamed, “Naomi, you suck!” The followers began screaming on the girl, and rocked Naomi.
She was dropping 3-0 within the first set when she begged the ump to let her take the mic and speak to the viewers, promising, “I simply wish to say one thing. I’m not going to curse. I don’t curse. It’s simply weighing on my coronary heart.”
Officers wouldn’t oblige, however vowed besides the heckler if she dared tried it once more.
It was too late for Naomi … she misplaced the primary set 6-0 and the second 6-4.
After dropping, Naomi requested once more, and this time she acquired the mic, telling the gang, “To be trustworthy, I’ve been heckled earlier than. It didn’t actually hassle me. However heckled right here, like, I’ve watched a video of Venus and Serena get heckled right here, and when you’ve by no means watched it, you must watch it. I don’t know why, however it went into my head and acquired replayed loads.”
The match to which Naomi was referring was a low level in tennis. Again in 2001, Serena was booed after successful the tourney. She was purported to play her sister, Venus, however she withdrew due to an harm. Followers thought the harm was faux and had been cruel. Serena was so upset she didn’t play within the match once more for 15 years.