07.19.2021

Naomi Osaka becomes first female Black athlete on a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover

Naomi Osaka becomes first female Black athlete on a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover Photo by Yu Tsai, Sports Illustrated

Osaka's cover comes on the heels of her controversial withdrawal from the French Open after decision to not speak with media to protect her mental health. The four-time Grand Slam champion is poised to compete in the Tokyo Games later this month.

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