World No. 1 tennis player Naomi Osaka, a Boca Raton resident of Japanese-Haitian heritage, was given a hero’s welcome during a November 2018 visit to Haiti.
World No. 1 tennis player Naomi Osaka, a Boca Raton resident of Japanese-Haitian heritage, was given a hero’s welcome during a November 2018 visit to Haiti. Naomi Osaka Instagram
World No. 1 tennis player Naomi Osaka, a Boca Raton resident of Japanese-Haitian heritage, was given a hero’s welcome during a November 2018 visit to Haiti. Naomi Osaka Instagram

Miami Herald sportswriter Michelle Kaufman has covered 14 Olympics, six World Cups, Wimbledon, U.S. Open, NCAA Basketball Tournaments, NBA Playoffs, and has been the University of Miami basketball beat writer for 20 years. She was born in Frederick, Md., and grew up in Miami.