Haitian-Japanese Tennis Player Naomi Osaka advances to U.S. Open semifinals (VIDEO)

20-year-old Haitian-Japanese Tennis Player Naomi Osaka advanced to the first Grand Slam semifinal of her career with a 6-1, 6-1 demolition of Ukraine Tennis player Lesia Tsurenko on Wednesday, September 5 2018.

PHOTO: Naomi Osaka, Haitian-Japanese Tennis Player at the 2018 US Open
PHOTO: Naomi Osaka, Haitian-Japanese Tennis Player at the 2018 US Open

Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese woman in 22 years to reach the Grand Slam semifinals. With her father being Haiti, that makes her also the first Haitian woman ever to reach the Grand Slam semifinals.

Losing only three points on her serve in the first set and four in the second while spending 57 minutes on the court. It was her third sub-one-hour match at this sweat-soaked U.S. Open.


Haitian-Japanese Tennis Player Naomi Osaka in Haiti visiting a Kindergarten her Haitian father built long ago

"It definitely means a lot for me," she said, "and I always thought if I were to win a Grand Slam, the first one I'd want to win is the U.S. Open because I have grown up here and then my grandparents can come and watch. I think it would be really cool."

This event took place at Arthur Ashe Stadium, a tennis stadium in Queens, New York City

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