Australia / 20.02.2021 09:09:43
The Japanese Naomi osaka imposed his law by executing six direct aces and 22 winners to beat the American Jennifer Brady, who debuted in the Grand Slam final, by 6-4 and 6-3 which helped him lift his second title at the Australian Open.
« I couldn’t play my last Grand Slam with an audience, so seeing all these people in the stands means a lot to me« , he commented after closing a final that lasted an hour and a quarter.
Osaka, what will become number two in the WTA rankings, she claimed her fourth major crown after his titles at the US Open (2018 and 2020) and Australian Open (2019).
Brady could not get revenge for his bitter defeat against the same rival in the semifinals of the last US Open, when she fell in the third set, after being more erratic by making 29 unforced errors.
The Japanese woman warned in her last press conference about the help that experience in these types of appointments can bring you after imposing yourself in the most delicate moments of a meeting in which relative equality reigned.
He extended his streak to 21 consecutive wins which were the main reason for his dominance at the last two hard surface Grand Slam titles: his titles at Flushing Meadows and Melbourne Park.
With her victory over the American in the final on Saturday, which presented a great entrance of the public, she closed an unbeatable path in which she beat the Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the French Caroline García, the Tunisian Ons Jabeur, the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza, the Taiwanese Su-Wei Hsieh and American Serena Williams in the semifinals.