Naomi Osaka, a professional tennis player from Japan, wore an Elijah McClain face mask when she took the court Wednesday at the U.S. Open in New York City.
Osaka, 22, has won five titles on the Women’s Tennis Association tour and she’s been ranked No. 1 by the WTA.
On Wednesday night Osaka took on Camila Giorgi, 28, of Italy, at Arthur Ashe Stadium in a second round match. Osaka won in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2.
McClain, a 23-year-old massage therapist and violinist died at the hands of Aurora police in August of 2019. He was walking home from a convenience store when police stopped him because of a suspicious person call.
Nearly 90,000 people donated to an online fundraiser for the McClain’s family and more than 5 million people have signed an online petition demanding that Aurora officers be held accountable for his death.
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