Japan’s Naomi Osaka showed that her US Open 2018 win over Serena Williams last year was no fluke. And she has the game to rule the game . In Melbourne park, Australian Open 2019, she has pulled off a stunning victory defeating Czech Petra Kvitova in the women’s finals in gripping encounter that had crowd on the edge of their seats.
It was he second consecutive Grand Slam title and earned her a rich reward – First Asian to be World Number one in Women’s Tennis history.
Osaka played brilliantly and hung in there trading rallies from back of the court and hit some stunning winners on both sides.
The US Open winner, 21, shed tears after missing three championship points in the second set but regrouped to win 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 6-4.