He is not satisfied and wants to increase a very special undefeated. Naomi Osaka, No. 3 in the world, won her three Grand Slam finals, always on hard courts, and aims on Saturday, against Jennifer Brady (24th), continue her perfect record, in this case in the definition of the Australian Open.
At 23, Osaka will be looking for her fourth major trophy after winning the 2019 Australian Open and the 2018 and 2020 US Open. For this reason, he wants in Melbourne the double that he already achieved in New York, in both cases in cement.
Intelligent, powerful and audacious, Osaka raised match point against the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza and took off. Now it comes from eliminating none other than Serena Williams, historic WTA No. 1, who still cannot tie the all-time record for Grand Slam titles, held by Margaret Court with 24.
Osaka has a special record in the Majors, having won all four of her quarter-final matches and her four semi-final matches. On Saturday, against Brady, another American, she also intends to prevail in all four in the finals instance.
In the era open to professionalism, which began in 1968, the aforementioned Court holds the record as it won its first eight Grand Slam finals. Monica Seles follows, 6-0, while Virginia Wade, Jennifer Capriati and Lindsay Davenport equal Osaka’s 3-0 record.
Therefore, the Japanese, if she lives up to her clear favoritism against Brady, could become the third best undefeated woman in her first Majors finals, as she looks to go 4-0. It is largely up to her to make more history.