Naomi Osaka to donate prize cash to Haitian earthquake reduction efforts


The four-time Grand Slam champion introduced her pledge in response to the 7.2-magnitude quake that struck the impoverished nation on Saturday, killing not less than 304 individuals and injuring a whole lot.

“Actually hurts to see all of the devastation that is happening in Haiti, and I really feel like we actually cannot catch a break,” Osaka mentioned on Twitter.

“I am about to play a event this week and I am going to give all of the prize cash to reduction efforts for Haiti. I do know our ancestors blood is robust we’ll preserve rising.”

World quantity two Osaka, whose mom is Japanese and who performs beneath the Japanese flag, has used her platform to name consideration to the causes she cares about.

She wore masks ultimately yr’s U.S. Open with the names of victims of police violence on them.

Osaka is seeded second on the event in Cincinnati, which runs from Aug. 14 to Aug. 22.