Proving that she’s a drive to be reckoned with, Japan’s Naomi Osaka has received her fourth Grand Slam title. Osaka defeated America’s Jennifer Brady within the Australian Open remaining.
As famous by the BBC, roughly 7,500 fans had been in attendance for the sporting occasion in Melbourne, and Osaka was grateful to have fans within the viewers. After securing the spectacular win she revealed (through BBC), “It feels unimaginable to have fans, I performed the final Grand Slam with out fans, to have this power means rather a lot … I really feel like taking part in a Grand Slam is a privilege.”
This marks the second time that Osaka has triumphed on the Australian Open, after she received the ladies’s singles class in 2019. The tennis icon has also received the U.S. Open twice.
After her U.S. Open win in September 2020, Osaka opened up concerning the impression of the pandemic on her coaching and profession generally. In response to BBC News, Osaka stated, “The quarantine undoubtedly gave me an opportunity to suppose rather a lot about issues, what I wish to accomplish, what I would like folks to recollect me by.” She continued, “I’d undoubtedly say it has been an essential few months.”
Through the U.S. Open, Osaka wore seven different face masks, every that includes the title of a Black one who has been killed by police. In an interview with ESPN, Osaka stated, “It is fairly unhappy that seven masks is not sufficient for the quantity of names … Hopefully, I am going to get to the finals and you’ll see all of them.”