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Osaka Says She’ll Donate Cincinnati Prize Money To Haiti

Aug 17, 2021, 9:42 AM
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Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates in her First Round match against Patricia Maria Tig of Romania during Day One of the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros on May 30, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
(Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Tennis star Naomi Osaka tweeted her decision on Saturday to donate her prize money from this week’s U.S. Open tune-up tournament in Ohio for relief efforts in Haiti following a deadly earthquake.

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the region on Saturday. Osaka, who is ranked No. 2 in the world, has a Haitian father and Japanese mother.

The Western & Southern Open is considered a tune-up for the US Open, which begins Aug. 30 in New York.

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