Naomi Osaka was left wondering whether a decision to eat Greek food foretold her win over Serena Williams after she reached the Australian Open final. Photo: Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/Reuters
Naomi Osaka was left wondering whether a decision to eat Greek food foretold her win over Serena Williams after she reached the Australian Open final. Photo: Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/Reuters

WATCH: It's Naomi Moussaka! Japan's Osaka says eating Greek food's an omen

By AFP Time of article published Feb 18, 2021

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MELBOURNE - Naomi Osaka was left wondering whether a decision to eat Greek food foretold her win over Serena Williams after she reached the Australian Open final on Thursday.

Osaka, who has previously revealed a mystical side, said she switched from Japanese to Greek food on Wednesday - before Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas stunned 20-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal.

"It's super-weird. For the past three weeks I've been eating Japanese food on the day before my match," she said, after her 6-3, 6-4 semi-final win.

"And yesterday, I decided to eat Greek food. So I went to sleep, and I wake up, and Tsitsi had beaten Nadal.

"I'm like, ooh, maybe this is a sign."

Japan's Osaka, 23, said earlier in the tournament that her dreams are "very telling of the future" after she woke up fearful of defeat to Caroline Garcia.

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However, the dream turned out to be inaccurate as she swept past the Frenchwoman 6-2, 6-3 victory in just 61 minutes in the second round.

Osaka continues to cut an unusual figure in the tennis world, and gave American great Williams a quick bow of respect at the net after their match.

She then wrote "Mari, stop sending weird messages in the groupchat!" on a courtside camera, a barb directed at her elder sister.

AFP

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