Tennis star Naomi Osaka. (Photo: Twitter/@NaomiOsaka)

Tennis star Naomi Osaka. has pledged her earnings from her next tennis tournament to help the Caribbean nation of Haiti which was struck by a 7.2 earthquake, leaving nearly 1300 people dead. Osaka, who is Haitian and Japanese stated Saturday on Twitter:

Photo: Twitter/@naomiosaka

“”Really hurts to see all the devastation that’s going on in Haiti, and I feel like we really can’t catch a break. I’m about to play a tournament this week and I’ll give all the prize money to relief efforts for Haiti. I know our ancestors blood is strong we’ll keep rising.”

The Western and Southern Open is held at the Linder Tennis Center in Mason, OH. Rescue efforts were suspended today in Haiti as Tropical Depression Grace bore down on the first Black republic of the Western Hemisphere.

This post was written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire. Follow Nsenga on Twitter @Ntellectual.

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