Naomi Osaka bested Jennifer Brady on Saturday night 6:4, 6:3 to win her fourth Grand Slam title. Osaka has won every single Grand Slam final she has reached and is 4/4 at the moment, joining the most elite company.
After beating Serena Williams in straight sets, Osaka got the better of Jennifer Brady and claimed her second Melbourne title. The 23-year-old won the 2020 US Open and continued where she previously left off. She started 2021 the best way possible � by winning the first Grand Slam of the year.
As previously announced, this might be Osaka�s year. Olympics are played in her home country, Japan. Naomi decided to represent Japan in the upcoming Olympics and gave up her U.S. citizenship.
4 for 4 in Grand Slam finals
Only Monika Sele� (9 total) and Roger Federer (20 total) achieved this record. This stat shows that we can expect a lot from the young tennis star and that she is on the right path to greatness.
�That�s very amazing company,� said Osaka. �You can only just keep going down your own path.�
Naomi is currently 45-1 in Grand Slam matches when she wins the first set.
�I feel like I�m at a really good place right now,� she added. �I just want to play every match as hard as I can. If it comes to the point where I�m able to be No. 1 again, I�ll embrace it, but I�m not really chasing it.�
Osaka will move to No. 2 on the WTA list, leaving only Ashleigh Barty in front of her. On the other hand, Jennifer Brady, who was previously 24th, will advance to a 13th position.