The baby goat has done it again!
Naomi Osaka has won the Australian Open 6-4, 6-3 against Jennifer Brady. On Wednesday, Osaka defeated her idol, Serena Williams, to make it to the finals. The 23-year-old tennis phenom has won every Grand Slam she has reached and is now 4 for 4 in Grand Slam finals.
“Hopefully I play long enough to play a girl that said I was once her favourite player.”@naomiosaka is winning Grand Slams and inspiring tennis stars of the future ✨#AusOpen | #AO2021 pic.twitter.com/BaYA3JkZhx
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“You don’t go into a final wanting to be the runner-up. For me, I feel like every opportunity that I play a Slam is an opportunity to win a Slam,” Osaka told reporters. “So I think maybe I put that pressure on myself too much, but honestly, it’s working out in my favor right now.”
Naomi Osaka and Jennifer Brady at the Australian Open like pic.twitter.com/EYK4xK9vL4
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She will move up to No. 2 in the WTA rankings. Osaka produced six aces and returns that created six breaks, becoming the first woman to win her first four major finals since Monica Seles did it 30-years-ago.
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“This win solidifies her as the best player in the world,” Rennae Stubbs, the four-time doubles major champion and ESPN analyst said. “That’s what it does. I think that there is no question that, certainly on a hard court, she is as dominant as a player has been over the last three years.”
The internet were excited and celebrated her victory.
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If you want to understand Naomi Osaka’s growth over the last three years, just compare that really nice and fluid acceptance speech to her speech after first ever title in Indian Wells 2018. pic.twitter.com/HprNfmN5fq
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Naomi Osaka in her four career appearances in Grand Slam finals:advertisement
2018 US Open –
2019 Australian Open –
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We love to watch you win, Naomi!