Naomi Osaka beats Jennifer Brady,Naomi Osaka remained undefeated in Grand
Slam finals with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Jennifer Brady at the Australian Open on
Saturday. Osaka, 23, became the first woman to win her first four Grand Slam finals
since Monica Seles did it in 1990 and 1991 on her way to nine total championships.
Osaka won the first set when Brady, made bad errors in the game.
Osaka then seized control from that point, going 4-0 ahead in the second set before
sealing a deserved victory with the last set.
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Osaka has now won two Australian Open titles after also triumphing at Melbourne Park
in 2019, with her other Grand Slam successes coming at the US Open in 2018 and 2020.
Osaka has not suffered a defeat since February 2020 and has won her last 20 matches.
“Hello everyone. Firstly I want to congratulate (and then looks to Brady and asks if she
prefers Jenny or Jennifer. ‘Jenny’ is the reply) said Osaka as she clutched the Trophy.
She continued: “I’d like to congratulate Jennifer”
“It feels incredible to have fans, I played the last Grand Slam without fans, to have this
energy means a lot,” “I really want to thank my team – this one is for you.
“Lastly but not least, thankyou to you guys. Thank you for coming and watching. To have
this energy really means a lot. Thank you so much.”Thank you for opening your hearts
and arms towards us. I feel like playing a Grand Slam right now is a privilege, and thank
you for this opportunity.”
Osaka moves up to world No 2 following her latest victory, behind Australia’s Ashleigh
Barty, but there is no doubt as to who is the dominant force in women’s tennis right now
especially on hard courts. In the men’s final, Novak Djokovic will face Medvedev on Sunday.