Osaka speeches continue to write her name in the pages of the history of world tennis. Article link https://www.news1.news/news/2021/02/the-new-serena-the-numbers-from-osakas-win-2.html
The 23-year-old Japanese won the Australian Open today (Saturday) after 4: 6, 3: 6 over American Jennifer Brady on her way to the fourth Grand Slam in her short career.
For Osaka it was the fourth major final of her career, winning each of them. First in the US in 2018, then in Australia in 2019, again in the US in 2020 and is now the Australian champion for the second time. Article link https://www.news1.news/news/2021/02/the-new-serena-the-numbers-from-osakas-win-2.html
The Japanese’s ability to transcend in Money Time shows how much she was tickled by the material of the greatest. In fact, she is the first Tennessee since Monica Cells in the early 90s to reach such an achievement.
The energy from the crowd was especially significant for me,” she said Osaka To the spectators at the stadium in Melbourne, “Thank you very much. Playing at the Grand Slam at a time like this is a great privilege, and something I do not take for granted,” the Japanese concluded.
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On the way to winning today, Osaka had to beat one of the only two active tennis players to have more Grand Slam titles than her – Serena Williams. Article link https://www.news1.news/news/2021/02/the-new-serena-the-numbers-from-osakas-win-2.html
The Japanese will have to work very hard to stick with the legendary American with 23 of these, but she is getting closer to Serena’s sister, Venus, who has seven wins in total. As mentioned, except for Osaka, only Serena and Venus have more Grand Slams among all the active tennis players in the world. In the American media she has already been called “the new Serena”, time will tell whether she will be able to meet expectations.
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The victory in Melbourne bounces the Japanese one place in the world rankings, and now it will be in the second place, one below the Australian Ashley Barty. Osaka has already touched the summit in the past, when for several months in 2019 it was ranked first. Brady, her rival in the final, will jump from 22nd place to 13th place in the world. For the 25-year-old American, this was her first appearance in the Grand Slam final.
Osaka seems to be becoming the “queen of hard surfaces”. Article link https://www.news1.news/news/2021/02/the-new-serena-the-numbers-from-osakas-win-2.html
The Japanese have an amazing balance of 2-33 (94%) in official contests on these surfaces. As you may recall, the Japanese have twice won U.S. and Australian championships, and have never done so at Roland Garros or Wimbledon, where they play on clay and grass respectively. Osaka’s next goal seems clear.
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