“Mother is now a flop”- Fans take brutal swipes at Naomi Osaka as her “iconic moment” against Jennifer Brady from the 2021 Australian Open resurfaces online

Naomi Osaka was beaten by Caroline Garcia in the first round of the 2024 Australian Open.


“Mother is now a flop”- Fans take brutal swipes at Naomi Osaka as her “iconic moment” against Jennifer Brady from the 2021 Australian Open resurfaces online

Naomi Osaka and Jennifer Brady during the 2021 Australian Open (Credits: X)

Naomi Osaka surely might be going through a bad time, considering her failed comeback at the 2024 Australian Open, but there was a time when the Japanese was at the peak of her powers. 4-time Grand Slam champion has won two Australian Open titles and two US Open titles. Although she might look shy, Osaka has a funny personality which gets more humorous when she is awkward and nervous.

A video has been going viral from the 2021 Australian Open win when Osaka won her 4th Grand Slam by defeating Jennifer Brady. In her winning speech, Osaka who on multiple occasions admits she gets anxious before the crowd, looked nervous. She had a shaking voice with which she went on to give the formal speech of gratitude.

When the turn came to thank her opponent, Osaka asked Brady:

Do you like to be called Jenny or Jennifer?
Naomi Osaka to Jennifer Brady

The crowd erupted in laughter and Brady replied that she liked to be called Jenny. Osaka who was obviously shaking nervously made the mistake of accidently calling her “Jennifer”.

The video has since been shared on multiple occasions and is considered one of the iconic off-court moments in Osaka’s career. Osaka might have not made the mistake knowingly but the incident has marked her as one of the humorous players on the tour.

Fans react to the viral Naomi Osaka 2021 clip

The video, as it gained pace in its virality got a of attention from the fans. Some shared this light-hearted moment in support of Osaka, some others took their chance to call out the former world number 1.

Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka (CBS News)

Osaka who took a leave from tennis last year due to her pregnancy, received hate and was called flop. Let us check some of the reactions:

An entire season is left for Naomi Osaka to make a decent comeback and shut her haters. But until then she will have to keep fighting and enduring all the hate.

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