‘Confused’ Naomi Osaka apologies to Jennifer Brady after ‘Jennifer, Jenny’ mistake during speech

Shahida Jacobs
Naomi Osaka speech

Some thought it was a gaffe, others thought it was deliberate, but Naomi Osaka has explained her Jennifer Brady mistake during the Australian Open final on-court speeches.

Osaka beat the American 6-4, 6-3 at Melbourne Park on Saturday evening to win a fourth Grand Slam title.

During the post-match presentation Osaka asked her opponent if she wanted to be referred to as “Jenny” or “Jennifer” and Brady replied “Jenny”.

However, Osaka continued her speech by saying: “Firstly, I want to congratulate Jennifer.”

Much to the amusement of the crowd.

While some thought it was a deliberate, Osaka clarified on Twitter that she was simply confused and apologised.

“I promise you my mind thought I called her Jenny in that moment and I was so confused why the crowd was laughing,” the world No 3 wrote. “I’m so sorry.”

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