Naomi Osaka discusses everything from her recent US Open match with Serena Williams to her crush on Michael B. Jordan when she appears on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Wednesday.
The 20-year-old, who defeated Williams to be crowned champion, hit headlines around the world when Williams cried on the court and called the umpire a “thief.”
When asked about the incident, however, Osaka insists: “I couldn’t hear and I was looking away, [but] I heard a lot of people in the crowd making noises and I wanted to turn around but I didn’t.”
Talking about what Williams whispered to her when she received the trophy, the tennis pro reveals: “She said that she was proud of me and I should know that the crowd wasn’t booing at me.
“At the time I did kinda think they were booing at me. It was a little bit stressful.”
During Osaka’s interview, DeGeneres tries to set her up with her “crush” Michael B. Jordan, and gifts her a 65-inch television after she says she would spend her huge amount of winnings on a TV for her parents.
See more in the clip above.