Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka dispatched Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-3 to claim her maiden title at the Pan Pacific Open 2019 in the city of her berth. With this victory, Osaka conquered her first title since winning the Australian Open 2019.
The Japanese playing her second finals of the 2019 season started off perfectly as she broke Pavlyuchenkova in her opening service game of the match. The conditions were blustery but the wind doesn’t seem to be bothering Osaka at all. She was off to a dream start with two holds and a break had her up 3-0.
The Russian, contesting her first final of the 2019 season, had not dropped a set so far in this event. However, Naomi Osaka broke her streak after breaking Pavlyuchenkova’s serve for the second time to secure the opening set 6-2 in just 33 minutes.
Naomi Osaka, who is playing without a coach ripped an inside out forehand winner for a second set break in the fourth game. The world No.4 was just blitzing this final in the city of Osaka. Osaka missed the opportunity to break the Russian for the fourth time in the match.
The Australian Open champion had no problem whatsoever while serving for the match as she held her serve comfortably to claim her second title of the season.
The Japanese did not face a single break point on her serve in the whole match as she was cruised with a business-like victory over the unseeded Pavlyuchenkova.
The 21-year-old put her hands on the trophy for the first time at Japan’s Women Open after failing to win the title the last two times, when she ended up being the runners-up of the event.