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Osaka wears a face mask and enters the courtroom with the word “Briona Taylor” ahead of the US Open match against Misaki Doi.

“I know people around the world watch tennis. Maybe there’s someone who does not know the story of Briona Taylor. Maybe they like Google or something. Awareness about me. I think more people know the story, and then they are more interested in it.”

It’s been more than 160 days since Taylor startedAn EMT and an aspiring nurse were killed in their own home when three plainclothes Louisville police officers who were enforcing a “no-knock” warrant returned fire after their boyfriend fired a warning that they thought the intruders were being shot.

Osaka said he has seven masks and first started with Taylor’s name. “She was the most important. People are not really talking about it, but there are marches, ”said the 22-year-old.

“I have seven,” she said. “It’s very sad that seven masks are not enough for the size of the names, so I’ll get to the finals and you can see them all.”

Last week, Osaka withdrew from the Western & Southern Open in New York City because her play tennis was more important than watching.

In response to the shooting, she tweeted about the “continuing genocide of black people.” Jacob Blake In Wisconsin Kenosha. Following the tweet, it was announced that the US Open warm-up will not play on Thursday before resuming on Friday.

Tennis was suspended after Blake’s shooting and subsequent protests led to the suspension of the NBA, Major League Baseball, MLS, and WNBA games.

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