By Oyinlola Awonuga Balogun (The New Diplomat’s Entertainment, Fashion and Sports Desk)
Naomi Osaka has earned herself another great achievement on Saturday after she beat Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3 in the women’s singles final of the 2021 Australian Open at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.
Osaka, the first Japanese player to win a major, extended her perfect record in a major final with a resounding win over the first-time finalist.
After triumphing over the likes of Serena Williams, Garbine Muguruza, Ons Jabeur, and Hsieh Su-wei during her stay in Melbourne, she downed the American with ease.
Although the first set proved to be a tricky for the third seed, Osaka wrapped things up quickly in the second despite suffering a tiny bobble in the middle.
The new title has earned her good will messages on Twitter as fans across the globe celebrate her recent remarkable achievement.
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Kobe Bryant became a mentor for Naomi Osaka when she was dealing with some adversity in 2019. She wore a Kobe Lakers jersey after every match on her way to winning the 2020 US Open.
Here she is channeling her Mamba Mentality after beating Serena Williams at the Australian Open. https://t.co/[email protected]
Her replacing Serena as the next great would be fitting in so many ways. So far looking like she’s on [email protected]_01
it was a walk over. congratulations to her and well done. she deserves it after outclassing former world number [email protected]
Excellent Outstanding, Great inspiration for all Blasian’s in Japan 💥🤛🏽@WATLEYIII
Naomi Osaka was born on October 16, 1997 to a Japan Haitian father and a Japanese mother, Osaka has lived and trained in the United States since she was three years old. She came to prominence at the age of sixteen when she defeated former US Open champion Samantha Stosur in her WTA Tour debut at the 2014 Stanford Classi