Naomi Osaka talked about several topics during the media day during the Australian Open 2020 draw ceremony. One of the topics was about Serena Williams, with whom she played the charity match Rally for Relief. Naomi said some interesting things about her relationship with Serena, whom she considers an idol: "I am surprised that you speak to me.
I don't know if I will ever have the courage to speak her on my own initiative. I grew up with her and it all seems so absurd!" She also praised other champions such as Caroline Wozniacki, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal: " When I realized I was close to people like Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer or Caroline Wozniacki I was excited.
Although I'm in my second year as a top player, they have been there since I was a child. I still do not realize all this". Naomi talked also about the accident that happened during her Caribbean vacation: "The current caught us while I was paddling off with my sister.
I went crazy because I saw our home go away and I'm not very good at swimming. I also fell into the water, at that moment I thought 'I don't want to die like this!" Naomi Osaka, the defending women's singles champion, won her first-round match on the Rod Laver Arena against Marie Bouzkova with the final score of 6-2 6-4, then reaching the second round of the Australian Open.