Osaka, Schwartzman get Open sportsmanship awards
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 06, 2019 08:14 AM
Coco Gauff, left, of the United States, shakes hands with Naomi Osaka, of Japan, after Osaka defeated Gauff during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
NEW YORK (AP) — The way Naomi Osaka consoled Coco Gauff after beating the 15-year-old American in the U.S. Open's third round was admired by many. On Thursday, Osaka was given the women's 2019 U.S. Open Sportsmanship Award.
Diego Schwartzman was the men's honoree.
Both get a trophy and a $5,000 donation to a charity of their choice.
Todd Martin, the former player who is co-chair of the committee that chooses the recipients, said the two "demonstrated a level of sportsmanship that is even more impressive than their play on the court."