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Naomi Osaka Proves Winning With Grace Is Still Possible In Sport

This moment will go down in history.

World number one and defending US Open champion Naomi Osaka, 21, has proven that winning with grace is very much still possible and that the future of women’s tennis is bright.

Osaka claimed a 6-3, 6-0 win over 15-year-old Coco Gauff but it was what happened after the match that has us feeling a little emotional.

After winning the match, Osaka approached Gauff, inviting her to do the post-game interview with her. The teenage player initially turned her down as she was scared she would “cry the whole way through”, but Osaka responded, “No, you’re amazing. It’s better to do it here than going into the shower and crying.”

The moment was met with huge applause from the packed Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City.

During the interview, Gauff told the interviewer, “She (Osaka) told me that I did amazing and good luck and then she asked if I could do the on-court interview with her and I said no because I knew I was going to cry the whole time, but she encouraged me to do it.”

“She did amazing and I’m going to learn a lot from this match and she’s been so sweet to me so thank you for this.”

When Osaka began her interview she once again showed her class and turned to Gauff’s parents, saying, “You guys raised an amazing player, I remember I used to see you guys — I don’t want to cry — training in the same place as us. For me the fact that both of us made it and we’re both still working as hard as we can I think it’s incredible and I think you guys are amazing and I think Coco you’re amazing.”

In the post-match press conference, Gauff called Osaka “a true athlete”.

“After the match Naomi proved she is a true athlete.”

“For me a definition of an athlete is someone who treats you as their worst enemy on the court but after they treat you like you’re their best friend. That’s what she did.”

People took to Twitter to congratulate the players for displaying such class and kindness towards each other.

No doubt we’ll see plenty more amazing performances by these two ladies in the years to come.

This Leaked Photo From The Wonder Woman 1984 Set Hints At A New Amazonian Tribe

Seriously can't wait for this movie.

A new photo from the set of Wonder Woman 1984 starring Gal Gadot might reveal details about some new characters joining the film.

The photo, which appeared on Reddit, features actress Rosanna Walls dressed as an Amazon. The caption on the photo seems to confirm Walls is part of the Amazonian tribe known as Bana-Mighdall.

Source: Reddit/u/professional_skeeter

The Bana-Mighdall tribe features in the Wonder Woman comic books and are a group of Amazons who break away from the rest of the women on Themyscira. They’re led by Diana’s aunt Antiope (Robin Wright) and left the island to seek revenge on men. They eventually settled in Egypt and were kept separate from the other Amazons.

Their conflict with those on Themyscira came to a head when they waged war on the Amazons on the island after being exploited by Circe, a villain from the comics.

It would be cool to see more of the Amazons, but it’s entirely possible the person who shared the photo to Reddit was mistaken and it’s just the new costume for the Amazons, who knows?

At this stage we don’t know too much about the movie other than the fact it’s set during the Cold War, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) is somehow back from the dead and Wonder Woman is up against the Cheetah (Kristen Wiig).

Oh, and Wonder Woman looks like a serious badass in this poster:

We still have a while to go before we see any more official marketing as the movie was pushed back from the end of this year to June next year.

In Feuds We Didn't See Coming, Kid Rock Is Going After Taylor Swift With A Gross Tweet

What a way to try and remain relevant...

I never thought I’d be writing about a feud between Kid Rock and Taylor Swift, but that is exactly what is happening right now.

Kid Rock, a vocal President Trump supporter, apparently doesn’t agree with Taylor’s politics and has taken to Twitter to write something disgusting about the singer.

“Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies….period. And it looks like she will suck the door knob off Hollyweird to get there. Oldest move in the book. Good luck girl.”

He also signed off with his name, which is pretty weird…

It’s thought that Kid Rock is lashing out against Taylor because of her recent Vogue interview which discusses her new-found political activism.

“Rights are being stripped from basically everyone who isn’t a straight white cisgender male. I didn’t realize until recently that I could advocate for a community that I’m not a part of.

“It’s hard to know how to do that without being so fearful of making a mistake that you just freeze. Because my mistakes are very loud. When I make a mistake, it echoes through the canyons of the world. It’s clickbait, and it’s a part of my life story, and it’s a part of my career arc.”

Many people have come to Taylor’s defence since Kid Rock sent his tweet. Sheryl Crow simply responded, “Spread love. Not hate. End of subject.”

Chrissy Teigen also replied, “You’re pathetic.”

This is another of our favourite responses:

Adding to the scandal, fans of singer Kacey Musgraves noticed her account had ‘liked’ Kid Rock’s sexist tweet, but she was quick to share that her account had, in fact, been hacked.

She then revealed she’d reached out to Taylor about the issue after fans tweeted her saying they didn’t believe the hack story.

The singer wrote, “I’ve connected with Taylor – she knows this is NOT how I feel and we are cool. That was a manipulated image (I don’t even follow Kid Rock), and I would NEVERRR support any message promoting such disgusting misogyny.”

Let’s be honest, this is just Kid Rock’s way to try and remain relevant in 2019…

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