Naomi Osaka Wore A Breonna Taylor Mask To The U.S. Open

Naomi Osaka Wore A Breonna Taylor Mask To The U.S. Open


Naomi Osaka is using her U.S. Open run to call for justice for Black lives

This is just a reminder that it has been 172 days since Breonna Taylor was murdered in her sleep by police, and still not a single arrest has been made. People all over the world continue to call for justice for Taylor, including tennis player Naomi Osaka, who is using her face masks and her run at the U.S. Open to demand justice for Black lives.

Osaka took to the court for her match on Monday night wearing a black face mask with “Breonna Taylor” written across it.

At the U.S. Open, she told reporters that she has face masks with the names of different Black Americans who deserve justice, and as she progresses in the tournament, she hopes to have the chance to silently call for that justice for all of them.

“Actually, I have seven, and it’s quite sad that seven masks isn’t enough for the amount of names,” Osaka said. “Hopefully I’ll get to the finals and get to wear all of them.”

After she took to the court in her Breonna Taylor mask, Osaka is receiving messages of support and solidarity from fans and other tennis players, from all over the world.