U.S. Open defending champion Naomi Osaka, 21, taught the world a lesson in humility, thoughtfulness, and sportsmanship after her victory over 15-year-old phenom Coco Gauff. ❤️ Kindness never goes out of style. Athletes who smack talk, stand over fallen opponents, lie about ball possession, or pound their chests while screaming about their own greatness could learn a thing or two from Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff. This exchange at the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament must have made John McEnroe's head explode. His famed cranky, petulant, whiny, foulmouth derision spawned an era of disgusting behavior that sullied the sport for decades. Thank you for flushing the McEnroe scum water down the drain, Naomi. The next morning's tweet validated the tender moments following the intensity
So proud of my stepdaughter Gracie. She works hard at school, community service, doing her chores at home, and practicing tennis at least 3 times a week. She's won multiple tournaments over the years but then a shoulder injury knocked her out of the game for two years. She's back! Gracie entered the Cardinal Junior tennis tournament in the 14 and under category, then fought through five separate matches between Friday night and Sunday morning to run the table. She went right home and did some homework. What a kid!