Naomi Osaka had a tough first set against Victoria Azarenka in the finals of the US Open, where she ultimately won the title. However, looking back at the match, Osaka lost the first set by 1- 6 and this was indeed an embarrassment for the Japanese star.
Although she did win her second title at the Flushing Meadows, she had it no easy. Additionally, her motivation to win the match came from nothing but how poorly she performed in the first set. She said, “For me, I thought it would be embarrassing to lose this in under an hour.”
Besides, the world number 9 was quite impressed by the game of her opponent, Victoria Azarenka. While Victoria wants to play more finals against Osaka, the Japanese found the opponent very tough on the court. Osaka said, “I don’t want to play you in more finals. That was really tough for me.”
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Additionally, the 22-year-old star also said, “I used to watch you. To have the opportunity to play against you is really great.”
Moreover, after winning the match point, Osaka walked to the opposite side of the court and laid down. In her defense for this action, the US Open 2020 winner said, “I always see everyone collapse after the match point. But I did not wish to get any injury. Rather, I wanted to do it safely.”
Additionally, Osaka won the finals by 1-6 6-3 6-3. This is the 3rd Grand Slam title for the Japanese star. While she won one at the US Open, the other was won in the Australian Open.
Besides, after this in Osaka enters into the world top 5 players in the WTA rankings. She will replace Karolina Pliskova, who is in the 3rd spot.
In addition to this, Osaka also achieved the feat of becoming the first player to come from a set down and win the title, since the win of Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in 1994.