Naomi Osaka pays tribute to Kobe, as LeBron, others react to her US Open win

Seven matches, seven masks standing up for social justice (0:41)

Throughout her run at the US Open, Naomi Osaka wore a mask highlighting a different Black victim of racial injustice and police brutality. (0:41)

Naomi Osaka trailed Victoria Azarenka by a set and faced a break point that would have put her down 3-0 in the second set of the US Open women's championship on Saturday.

And then the 22-year-old star rallied ... big time.

Osaka stormed back to win the second and third sets to claim her third Grand Slam singles title with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory.

From her performance to her advocacy -- Osaka wore a mask with the name of a different Black person who was a victim of racial injustice and police brutality to each of her seven US Open matches -- the sports world saluted the phenom.

Inspired by Kobe

Reaction from George Floyd's family


Family of George Floyd congratulates Naomi Osaka on her US Open win

Members of George Floyd's family sent a congratulatory message to Naomi Osaka after she won her second US Open title Saturday. Osaka has been speaking out against social injustice and police brutality over the past two weeks of the event.

LeBron, tennis stars congratulate Osaka