2019 Photo Contest, Sports, 2nd Prize

Sunlight Serve


David Gray


22 January, 2018

Naomi Osaka serves during her match against Simona Halep from Romania during the Australian Open tennis tournament, at Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia, on 22 January.

Osaka, representing Japan, went on to win the tournament. In September, she won the US Open women’s singles, defeating Serena Williams. Over the course of 2018, Osaka rose from number 72 in world rankings to number one.

About the photographer

David Gray

David Gray began his career as a cadet photographer at The Australian newspaper in 1989. Since joining Reuters in 1995, he has extensively covered news and sporting events in ...

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