PETA, acronym for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is an organization that looks after the wellbeing of animals all over the world. Recently it has congratulated certain tennis athletes. Naomi Osaka and Jannik Sinner have both been praised by PETA for being compassionate towards animals on court during their match.
Notably, Osaka in her 3rd round match against Ons Jabeur, had carried a butterfly sitting on her to safety. And Jannik Sinner had done the same with a cricket a few days before that. The official statement of PETA read, “We take our visors off to these compassionate athletes for displaying respect for the insects who made their way onto the courts and making sure the animals weren’t injured during the match.” They also said, “Moth and butterflies are sentient beings, and as these lovely tennis champs demonstrated, deserve our kindness and compassion – as all animals do,” PETA Australia stated on its website.
Naomi Osaka has a heart of gold, and is a true Champion
Osaka’s behavior towards insects has shown how beautiful she is on the inside, and it’s fantastic to see that. But, in her professional life too she is a champion. The way she disposed Serena Williams on her way to the Final of the Australian Open was scary. It showed fans that a new era of tennis has started, and its called the ‘Naomi Osaka era of tennis’.
In the final of the Australian Open she will come up against Jennifer Brady of America. Although she is the firm favourite to win this match, and win her 4th Grand Slam, Naomi cannot take Brady lightly. These two players had met in the Semi Finals of the US Open last year. It was a close match where Brady had taken a set off Osaka. But, Brady is clearly the overwhelming underdog for this one.