Naomi Osaka wins Grand Slam title,defeats Jennifer Brady: Japan’s Naomi Osaka got the better of America’s Jennifer Brady and won her fourth grand slam title on Saturday. Osaka defeated Brady 6-4, 6-3 to win her second title in the much-awaited Australian Open final.
She maintained her perfect record in Grand Slam decider that lasted for an hour and 17 minutes. This is the second title Osaka has won in the Australian Open. She became the US Open champion in the previous year. Osaka had won her first and second Grand Slam title in the same style in 2018 and 2019.
Osaka now has two US Open titles (2018, 2020) and two Australian Open trophies (2019, 2021). The Japanese national has won a total of six titles in her career: Naomi Osaka defeats Jennifer Brady in Australian Open final.
Naomi Osaka Wins Grand Slam, that moment indeed!
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Earlier, when the 23-year-old beat Serena Williams on Thursday to move on in the final, during a press conference after her victory, Osaka wore a vintage Los Angeles Lakers sweater to pay tribute to her former mentor, NBA great Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in January 2020.
Osaka was the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles. At the US Open in 2020, she arrived for each of her matches wearing a face mask with the name of different American citizens who reportedly died due to racial injustice. She held the title of the Highest-Paid Female Athlete by Forbes last year. Off the court, she has been protesting against racial injustice and the death of Breonna Taylor, an African-American who was shot dead by cops last year in May, and also the death of George Floyd. She was also adjudged Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year.
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