since its explosion in the US Open, where it was loaded, nothing more and nothing less, to Serena Williams in the final, Naomi Osaka stunned the world of tennis. Now, in the first big year tournament, it showed that it is not passing and came stomping to earn a place in the fight on all fronts. Steadily, the japonesa-estadounidense of 21 years, clashed with Petra Kvitova in the final of the Australian Open, and could stay with the title with a win in three sets. 7-6 6-7, 6-4 in 2 hours and 28 minutes of play had to fight to close their second Grand Slam and a plus extra: be no. 1 in the WTA rankings.
With accomplished points with this new title, the former N ° 4 managed to overcome in the ladder to Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber and Caroline Wozniacki to reach the top. Kvitova also had his prize comfort and from next week will be the escort of Osaka.» «I felt very disappointed, I had had three balls of match, I tried to say I no there is nothing you can do, I’m playing a final and I need to continue fighting, could not act so immature», said after the victory, prior to receiving the title over the stadium Rod Laver.
Li Na, the first Asian Grand Slam champion, presented the award to Naomi Osaka. Twitter @AustralianOpen «by now I’m happier for having achieved the title, perhaps in the next tournament feel something else when you see my name next to the number one», said with excitement, especially when he received the award in the hands of Li Na, former champion in 2014. «It was an honor», closed Osaka, which starts to build its great history. In this note: