Western and Southern Financial Group said; The official sponsor of the Cincinnati Open tennis tournament, it will donate an amount equal to what Naomi Osaka will do for relief efforts in Haiti after the devastating earthquake.
Osaka, the four-times Grand Slam champion, had said she would donate her prize money at the tournament to Haiti, which was hit by a devastating 7.2-magnitude earthquake.
The earthquake killed more than 2,189 people and flattened hundreds of homes in the impoverished country.
“It hurts to see so much destruction in Haiti… I am taking part in the tournament this week and will donate my prize money to relief efforts in Haiti,” Osaka, whose father is from Haiti and her mother is from Japan, wrote on her Twitter account.
The winner of the title will receive $ 255,220.
Last year, Forbes statistics showed that Osaka was the highest-paid sportswoman, earning $37.4 million over 12 months in prize money and sponsorship contracts.
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