Naomi Osaka won her fourth Grand Slam title by pulling away to beat Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3 in the Australian Open final on Saturday in Melbourne.
Osaka has won her past 21 matches at all tournaments dating to last season. That includes a championship at last year’s U.S. Open. She also won the U.S. Open in 2018, and the Australian Open in 2019.
The 23-year-old Osaka was born in Japan and moved to the United States with her family when she was three.
“I told everyone that you were going to be a problem and I was right.”<br><br>An Osaka-style compliment, no doubt <a href=”https://twitter.com/jennifurbrady95?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@jennifurbrady95</a> 😅 <a href=”https://twitter.com/naomiosaka?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@naomiosaka</a> | <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/AO2021?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#AO2021</a> | <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/AusOpen?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#AusOpen</a> <a href=”https://t.co/UMnukGGMlD”>pic.twitter.com/UMnukGGMlD</a>
Brady is a 25-year-old American who was playing in her first Grand Slam final.
She had to go through a hard quarantine for 15 days when she first got to Australia in January because someone on her flight tested positive for COVID-19 when they arrived.