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Naomi Osaka’s Face Masks Speak 1,000 Words

The tennis star honors police brutality victims at the U.S. Open

Naomi Osaka after her Women’s Singles quarter-finals match win at the 2020 US Open on September 8, 2020 in New York City. Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

You may not hear Naomi Osaka’s speaking voice often, but she knows how to make noise when it counts.

In late August, the 22-year-old tennis star chose not to play one day at the Western & Southern Open tournament to stand in solidarity with the NBA and WNBA

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