Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka has pledged to donate "all the prize money" she earns from the upcoming Cincinnati Masters tourney to those affected by the earthquake successful Haiti.
Following the deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti past week, the decease toll has since climbed to much than 700, portion a minimum of 2800 are reported injured.
Despite representing Japan connected the tennis court, Osaka is besides of Haitian descent connected her father's side.
"Really hurts to spot each the devastation that's going connected successful Haiti, and I consciousness similar we truly can't drawback a break," Osaka wrote connected Twitter.
"I'm astir to play a tourney this week and I'll springiness each the prize wealth to alleviation efforts for Haiti. I cognize our ancestor's humor is beardown we'll support rising."
The existent satellite No.2 volition instrumentality to the tribunal astatine Western and Southern Open, successful what volition beryllium her archetypal lucifer since her third-round nonaccomplishment astatine the Tokyo Olympics.
"I'm disappointed successful each loss, but I consciousness similar this 1 sucks much than the others," Osaka said past aft her nonaccomplishment astatine the Olympics.
"I decidedly consciousness similar determination was a batch of unit for this. "I deliberation it's possibly due to the fact that I haven't played successful the Olympics earlier and for the archetypal twelvemonth (it) was a spot much."
The 23-year-old famously finished 2nd successful Cincinnati past twelvemonth aft a hamstring wounded ended her quest successful the final.
The full excavation of prize wealth connected the women's broadside of the lawsuit is $2,500,054. The victor volition person $347,625, portion the runner-up volition instrumentality location $257,355.
It's apt Osaka volition clash with satellite No.24 Coco Gauff successful the 2nd round, assuming the American gets done her qualifier hostile successful the first.
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