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Naomi Osaka, The First Asian World Number One

Naomi Osaka, The First Asian World Number One

Naomi Osaka in Melbourne

The fairytale final showdown on the Rod Laver Arena where Naomi Osaka ceased Petra Kvitova to clinch the third Slam of her career at the Australian Open 2019 final. Osaka spent her Saturday evening in Melbourne in extending her Grand Slam match winning streak to 14 and played robotic style tennis by switching off her emotional sensations. The brimming crowd at the Rod Laver Arena was unlike the one at the Arthur Ashe Stadium during the US Open 2017 women’s final, where there was colossal cheering for Serena Williams. The crammed stadium was a mix of an audience applauding for the Japanese and the Czech WTA icons.

Osaka, Australian Open 2019 Champion
Naomi Osaka, Australian Open 2019

The composed Japanese ace will take home the Australian Open crown along with a paycheck of $ 4.1 million from the sporting capital of Australia. The year before she was ranked 72nd in the world and was knocked out from the Australian Open in the fourth round and also never progressed beyond the pre-quarters in Melbourne. Over the period of 12 affluent months, Osaka remoulded herself with two major titles, a WTA crown and in addition to that, she has ascended to the World Number one position. Indeed, most of the 21-year-olds in the world outside, around this time are attending the second semester of their university education, however, the Japanese tennis wizard wraps up her second Grand Slam title with a status of the best tennis player on the planet at the tender age of 21.

Australian Open 2019: Naomi Osaka defeats Petra Kvitova to claim 2nd straight Grand Slam title

Winning major titles back-to-back and her stimulating style of tennis has amused the tennis audience worldwide. Also, her on-court composure is adored by a large part of tennis officials and followers. Her tennis career has just begun and the Japanese tennis ace has a long way to go. Besides her on-court wizardry and composure, Osaka is an exemplary person.

As the new ranking list of the WTA women would be released on Monday, Osaka’s apex location on the list would make her the first woman to accomplish that post from the most populated continent of Asia. Osaka, who is 21 years, 104 days old becomes the youngest player to achieve the Chris Evert WTA World Number One Trophy since Caroline Wozniacki who was ranked number one in 2010 at 20 years, 92 days of age. “I’m beyond excited to become the new WTA World No.1,” said Osaka. “I’ve always dreamt of being in this position and I am honoured to be part of the elite group of players who have reached the No.1 ranking.”

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