Naomi Osaka returns to spotlight, wins best athlete in women’s sports

TENNIS star, Naomi Osaka took the limelight at the 2021 ESPY Awards with a win for Best Athlete in Women’s Sports.

In her acceptance speech for the award, the 23-year-old acknowledged the challenging year that many have experienced—including herself. “I know this year has been really…tough for a lot of us,” she said.

“For me, I just want to say, I really love you guys and this is my first ESPYs so it’s really cool to be surrounded by all these incredible athletes. I think all of you guys are really cool and I watch some of you on TV, so it’s really surreal to be here. Thank you so much, and I really appreciate it.”

Osaka attended the even with boyfriend, Cordae at the New York City’s The Rooftop at Pier 17.

She can be seen donning a flowing black-and-white striped top paired with a green skirt, her hair pulled back in a tight, high ponytail.


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