In a rematch of their tumultuous 2018 U.S. Open decider, Osaka underlined her standing as the brand new queen of ladies’s tennis.
Naomi Osaka ended Serena Williams’ bid for a record-equalling twenty fourth Grand Slam title in a storm of energy hitting on Thursday, humbling the American nice 6-3 6-4 to succeed in her second Australian Open closing.
In a rematch of their tumultuous 2018 U.S. Open decider, Osaka underlined her standing as the brand new queen of ladies’s tennis and soaked up the cheers from the Rod Laver Area crowd as followers returned to the Grand Slam after a five-day lockdown.
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Three-times Grand Slam champion Osaka will meet the winner of Jennifer Brady and Karolina Muchova within the title match.
“I did a number of unforced errors within the first few video games. I used to be actually nervous and scared at first after which I kind of eased my method into it,” stated Osaka on courtroom.
“It is simply at all times an honour to play her and I simply did not need to exit actually dud. I simply needed to strive my greatest,” she stated.
Williams broke Osaka within the opening recreation, however the Japanese third seed reeled off 5 straight video games in a devastating show earlier than closing out the set with a blazing forehand winner.
Osaka took Williams’ serve within the first recreation of the second set and wouldn’t let up till she wobbled with three double-faults to permit the American to interrupt again to 4-4.
However Williams repaid the favour with a double-fault on the subsequent service recreation giving Osaka three break factors.
Osaka transformed the primary then closed out the match when Williams thudded into the online.