Naomi Osaka Wins US Open Championship For the Second Time
Naomi Osaka has won the US Open Championship for the second time when she defeated Victoria Azarenka in three years with a 1-6 6-3 6-3 victory.
Speaking after her victory, Naomi Osaka said, “I just thought it would be very embarrassing to lose this in under an hour. I always see everyone sort of collapse after match point, but I always think you may injure yourself, so I wanted to do it safely.
“That was a really tough match for me. And yes, really inspiring for me because I used to watch Azarenka play here when I was younger. So, am happy to have had an opportunity to play with her. It was a great game and I learned a lot.”
The 22-year-old Japanese star who is already the highest-earning female athlete in the world, has now added another £2.3million in prize money to her fortune. She is also the first Asian player to win three major titles, surpassing Chinese trailblazer Li Na.