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Tennis Champ Naomi Osaka Receives a Champion’s Welcome in Haiti

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Naomi Osaka Lands In Haiti

Haitian-Japanese U.S Open Champion Naomi Osaka returned to Haiti for the first time since winning the US Open in September and received a campion’s welcome from the island nation.

Born in Osaka to a Japanese mother and a Haitian father, Osaka visited her birth land soon after winning the championship and now turned to Haiti following a government invitation. Naomi received a warm reception on her return to Haiti with fans crowded in the airport on Thursday.

“Always welcome home. There’s no place like home!” commented fans.

Haiti Minister of Foreign Affairs Edmond Bocchit tweeted “Happy to receive in Haiti, the US Open Champion Naomi Osaka. She is an inspiration for the young Haitian tennis players. Welcome.”

Osaka wrapped up her third-day tour of Haiti with a new title,  President Jovenel Moise named the tennis champ, Goodwill Ambassador for the promotion of Haitian Sports.  Moise also presented her with a plaque on behalf of the Republic of Haiti. An additional reception was held in her honor at the Haitian Prime Minister’s residence.

Naomi Osaka who just closed out an amazing and very successful season has a lot to celebrate. Osaka was in the top 10 after capturing the U.S. Open title, Osaka continued her momentum by making it through to the Tokyo final and the Beijing semifinal. These two rises pushed Osaka to now being ranked number 4 in the world.

Naomi does some sightseeing in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.



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Tennis champ Naomi Osaka and her father Maxime Léonard François inaugurated a newly renovated building at a school in Morne Ogé, Jacmel, Haiti earlier today. — The Deputy Mayor Of Jacmel, Mrs. Marie Lourdie Cesar took the opportunity to present the key to the city to the Champion in the presence of her parents, the faculty and the students of the school, as well as a handful of journalists who came to document the day. — Naomi is in Haïti for the next 5 days where she will take advantage of meeting government officials, young athletes, schools, diverse organizations and will be honored by the President of the Republic. — I hope they leave some time in her schedule for her to actually do some vacationing. — 📷 @naomiosakatennis @mtourismehaiti #lunionsuite #naomiosaka #haitian #haiti #haitianamerican #caribbean #jacmel #blackexcellence #japanese

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