Naomi Osaka wins US Open champion again!
The 22-year-old tennis star, who came into the tournament ranked No. 9 in the world, defeated Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Saturday to take her second US Open title — after defeating Serena Williams in 2018 — and her third career Grand Slam.
Following the match, Osaka congratulated her opponent and then laid down in the middle of the court at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York — where a sparse, socially-distanced crowd was allowed to view the championship round — to soak in her victory.
Naomi Osaka wins 1-6, 6-3, 6-3!
Third set: Osaka 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 Azarenka
Azarenka wins the opening point on Osaka’s serve with a sharp forehand her opponent can’t wrangle back into play. But Osaka follows with forehand winner, a 101mph service winner and an 81mph second-serve unreturnable for a pair of championship points. A 12-stroke rally follows ended with Osaka overcooking a backhand to waste the first. But she converts the second after another extended baseline rally that ends with Azarenka dumping a backhand into the net. Naomi Osaka is your 2020 US Open women’s singles champion