Naomi Osaka is the champion of the Australian Open edition 2021. She defeated the American Jennifer Brady 6-4 and 6-3 to win the seventh title of her career, fourth at the Grand Slam and second at Melbourne Park. From next Monday, he will displace Simona Halep and will be number two in the world.
Thus, The Japanese woman won the four finals in tournaments Major who played: US Open 2018 and 2020 and Australian Open 2019 and 2021 and became the first tennis player to do so since Monica Seles did.
Osaka is the 12th woman in the Open Era to be crowned multiple times in the first Grand Slam of the season and the first asian in doing so (Li Na in 2014 achieved her only major title).
The Japanese is also the seventh tennis player to be consecrated in a tournament after saving a match point against, as he did in the round of 16 against the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza, where he was twice one point away from losing the game.
With this victory, he also keeps his perfect record in Grand Slams from the quarter-finals. Is 12-0 from that instance.
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