The Australian Open 2021 women’s singles final see the win of Naomi Osaka against Jennifer Brady. This is the twenty-first victory in a row for the Japanese and her second victory in New York-Melbourne, already won between 2018 and 2019. With this result, Osaka returns to world no.2 for the first time since September 2019, while Brady will be # 13.
The Japanese is the seventh to win the Slam downunder after saving match points. This is the seventh tournament she won in her career di lei out of 10 finals played. Osaka is the first since Monica Seles to win the first four Grand Slams played, the fifteenth in the Open Era to win at least four Grand Slams.
“I already said in New York that Jennifer would be a problem for everyone, I know you are working very hard, I think we will face each other many more times. This trophy is for my team, we have spent a lot of time together during these weeks.
Thanks also to the crowd, because having you here gave me great energy after playing the previous Grand Final behind closed doors, “said Naomi at the end of the match.
Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams
With four splendid backhand solutions, two of which are winning, she immediately re-establishes the hierarchies and when the luminous draw is close to marking the ninety minutes of play she closes at 6-3 6-4 against Serena Williams in the semifinal.
During the press conference at the end of the match, Osaka talked about her match di lei and her rival di lei. She also praised again Serena. She said: “I was just really, like, nervous and scared I think in the beginning. Then I sort of eased my way into it.
It’s always an honor to play her di lei. I just didn’t want to go out like really bad, so I just wanted to try my best. I don’t know if there’s any little kids out here today, but I was a little kid watching her play and just to be on the court playing against her for me is a dream. “
The champion of the 2019 edition will meet Jennifer Brady on Saturday, beaten a few months ago in Flushing Meadows in the semifinals. Right before the title.
Osaka is the first since Monica Seles to win the first four Grand Slams played, the fifteenth in the Open Era to win at least four Grand Slams