When it comes to women's sports, many turn a blind eye to their accomplishments. Nevertheless, with the most recent United States Women's National team (USWNT) win at the FIFA World Cup and the noise made at Wimbledon, it's about time we put a little respeck on the names of black women taking their sports by storm.
Here are the 12 black female athletes who are changing their games.
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Currently sitting at world's No. 2, Naomi Osaka came to prominence at age 16 when she defeated former US Open champion Samantha Stosur. Four years later, she took the world of tennis by storm when she defeated 23-time major champion Serena Williams in the 2018 US Open. She is currently the reigning champion of the US Open and Australian Open and the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam singles tournament.