When speaking with a New York Times reporter post-interview, Naomi admitted to feeling incredibly emotional after hearing their kind words.
“Actually I was just trying really hard not to cry. For me it’s a bit surreal. It’s extremely touching that they would feel touched by what I’m doing. For me, I feel like what I’ve doing is nothing,” she said, according to tennis reporter Ben Rothenberg. “It’s a speck of what I could be doing. Yeah, it was really emotional. I feel like, I don’t know, after I saw it, at first I was a bit in shock. Now that I’m here and I took the time, I’m really grateful and I’m really humbled.”