'I see Serena and Sharapova on there...' - Naomi Osaka expresses oozing confidence for clay court after amazing victory over Daria Kasatkina yesterday Rome

Japanese WTA Grand Slam winner and star Naomi Osaka has revealed her emotions when fans call her the same as star icon Serena Williams.

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Japanese WTA Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka has revealed her emotions when fans call her the same as star icon Serena Williams. Notably, the star player led an amazing win over Daria Kasatkina during the Italian Open 2024 in Rome. Osaka had expressed confidence in her clay court, which was motivated by Sharapova and Serena Williams.

Notably, Osaka has magnificently shown her great groundstrokes and grace, which often remind fans of the iconic Serena Williams. The star player was recently seen praising Serena and Sharapova after her win in Rome and talked about how both had played a crucial role in her life and inspired her so much to take the game to the epitome of the level.

I see Serena and Sharapova on there. It makes me very inspired knowing that hard hitters can play well on clay. Of course, when I was younger, I watched both of them extensively. I think Osaka’s a little bit like Serena, She’s got the big game and she doesn’t need that many matches as long as she stays healthy to play well and get that confidence," Naomi Osaka said.

I honestly think that she’s, like, the biggest force in the sport: Naomi Osaka

Meanwhile, the Japanese tennis star has spoken about the legacy built by Serena Williams and how she has changed the sport so much in her career. The 26-year-old was ecstatic and revealed how Williams played a great role in her life as a tennis player and how she is the biggest force in the sport.

I think that her legacy is really wide to the point where you can’t even describe it in words. Like, she changed the sport so much. She’s introduced people who have never heard of tennis into the sport. I think I’m a product of what she’s done. I wouldn’t be here without Serena, Venus, her whole family. I’m, like, very thankful to her. I also was trying to figure out how to sum it into words. I honestly think that she’s, like, the biggest force in the sport,she added further.