Japanese Naomi Osaka qualified for the second round of the Australian Open 2021 thanks to a victory in straight sets against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, with the final score of 6-1 6-3, performance which gives continuity to the good things seen last week at the Gippsland Trophy.
A victory obtained in 68 minutes of play, which projects the young tennis star, winner of the tournament in 2019 against Petra Kvitova, to the next match against Caroline Garcia. Osaka showed a very solid tennis and a great shape: surely she is one of the favorites for the final victory of the Australian Slam.
After the victory against Pavlyuchenkova, Naomi talked about the match and her opponent, as well as her desire to do well in the Majors. She said: "I feel like for me the most recent memory I have of playing her was in the Osaka final 2019, so it's always really hard to play someone that good in the first round.
For me, I feel like it might have also helped in a way because I calmed my nerves because I felt like I couldn't afford to be that nervous. I kind of expected that because I always want to do well in Slams. I never want to lose in the first round."
Naomi Osaka queen of brands
Naomi Osaka is also in the new Levi's campaign, Beauty of Becoming, made up of a series of short films that also stars Jaden Smith, her sister Willow and actor Brandon Flyn. Levi’s new campaign tells the personal experience of the protagonists through positive messages full of optimism.
The launch of the series will coincide with Black History Month and will continue until June, the month of Emancipation Day (Juneteenth) which falls on the 19th. The American brand is establishing itself as a true spokesperson for a movement and this is perfectly represented by this latest campaign.
Levi’s is in fact engaged in the political and social struggles involving the United States on the assumption that brands can play a very important role in the fight against social injustice and racism. Just some days ago Naomi Osaka bought a share of North Carolina Courage.
The Japanese decided to invest in Steve Malik's club, who he said: "No one better than Osaka can help us grow our community and inspire the next generation of women." The club has won the last two NWSL championships and finished second in 2017.