Naomi Osaka won the U.S. Open while making a political statement and her rapper boyfriend, YBN Cordae rooted for her the entire tournament, while also making a political statement. So what if things got a little awkward during a post victory photo op?
Saturday was a lovely day for one of our favorite young Black couples, Naomi Osaka and YBN Cordae. Osaka, who paid tribute to Black lives throughout the US Open, wearing masks bearing the names of Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain, Trayvon Martin, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Philando Castile, respectively for each match, wore a mask adorned with Tamir Rice’s name Saturday. Rice was only 12-years-old when he was killed by police in Ohio in 2014.
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Cordae was wearing a Defund The Police tee as he watched Osaka win a 1-6 6-3 6-3 victory over Victoria Azarenka for her second US Open championship and third grand slam title overall. Naomi famously won her first U.S. Open match against Serena Williams in 2018. Last year Osaka took home the win at the 2019 Australian Open. Cordae’s reaction caught a ton of attention on social media. How cute is this?
But things did turn a little awkward for the couple when Osaka posed for photos with her coach and support staff. Footage from after the match showed Cordae, whose body language conveyed he wasn’t really sure he should be part of the photo. Osaka’s coach Wim Fissette ultimately pulled him in to joint the group but he obviously struggled over whether or not to hit a squat — then seemed totally at a loss as to what to do with his hands. Super awkward.
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Yikes… But he pulled it together. Kinda.
They’re so cute — we really can’t even laugh too much.
This article was originally posted on Bossip.com.
Serena & Venus Williams’ Best Tennis Outfits Through The Years
1. Remember when…Serena and Venus came onto the scene in the late 1990s wearing beads and braids?
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2. Serena sports one of her classic Puma tennis dresses at the 1999 US Open
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3. Venus rocks a cutout tennis dress at the 1999 Grand Slam Cup
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4. A young Serena Williams wears a two-tone tennis dress at the 2000 Australian Open
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5. Venus rocks one of her signature cutout tennis outfits at Wimbledon in 2000
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6. Serena goes pastel purple at the eStyle.Com Classic in 2000
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7. Venus and Serena looked super stylish at the 2000 Sydney Olympics
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8. Serena is pretty in pink 2001 French Open
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9. Venus rocks a spaghetti strap halter at the 2001 US Open
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10. Serena celebrates her 2002 Wimbledon win in a traditional (but not-so-traditional) white tennis outfit
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11. Serena is just a peach at the 2002 Home Depot Championships
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12. Serena’s orange and white 2003 Wimbledon Puma outfit
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13. Serena rocks a metallic empire waist at the Women’s Telecom Italia Tennis Masters in 2004
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14. Serena wins in her gorgeous 2004 Wimbledon outfit
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15. Serena rocks a denim tennis outfit at the 2004 US open Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day
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16. Serena celebrates in this cute Nike ensemble at the 2005 Australian Open
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17. Serena experiments with a little color blocking at the 2009 French Open
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18. Venus gets sexy on the court at the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open
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19. Venus rocks a double slit tennis dress while playing with her sister at the 2010 Australian Open
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20. Serena goes pink on pink at the 2013 US Open
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21. Serena looks gorgeous in Pink Cheetah at the 2014 US Open
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22. More cheetah for Serena at the 2014 US Open
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23. Serena wears a yellow crop top at the 2016 Australian Open
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24. Serena and Venus get braided up in preparation for Rio Olympics
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25. Serena Williams represents Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympics
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