Saturday 26 September, 2020

Osaka battles back to win US Open title

Naomi Osaka won her second US Open women's singles title on Saturday at Flushing Meadows, New York.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka won her second US Open women's singles title on Saturday at Flushing Meadows, New York. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka battled back from a set down to defeat Victoria Azarenza in the US Open women's singles final in New York.

Osaka lost the first set 6-1, but battled back to win the next two sets 6-3 6-3 to take the her third Grand Slam title and her second win at Flushing Meadows.

The Japanese tennis player said it was a tough match against the Belarusian Azarenka.

“First I want congratulate Vika. I actually don’t want to play you in any more finals. I didn’t really enjoy that. It was a really tough match for me," said Osaka.

Osaka was humble in victory, revealing that she watched Azarenka play when she was younger.

“It’s really inspiring for me because I used to watch you play here when I was younger. So just to have the opportunity to play you is really great and I learned a lot, so thank you, ” said Osaka.

Osaka's victory marked the first time a woman has won the US Open final after losing the opening set in 26 years.

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