Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka of Japan wins fourth Grand Slam title, defeats Jennifer Brady in final

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Melbourne: Naomi Osaka of Japan won the Australian Open 2021 Women’s Singles title by defeating Jennifer Brady in straight sets. This is his fourth Grand Slam title. They beat Brady 6-4, 6-3 in the final.

The special thing is that Naomi Osaka won the fourth title by playing for the 8th time in the Grand Slam tournament. Owing to her strong service, Osaka scored 6–0 to score the Major Finals 4–0 and she is the first female player to do so after Monica Selles started her career 30 years ago.

Osaka won the US Open title last year. He also won the trophy of US Open in 2018 and Australian Open in 2019. 23-year-old Osaka was born in Japan but moved to the US with her family when she was 3 years old. At the same time, 25-year-old American player Jennifer Brady was playing her first Grand Slam final.

When Brady arrived in Australia in January, he had to undergo a rigorous 15-day quarantine due to someone being found to be COVID-19 positive in flight. Around 7,500 spectators were allowed to sit in the stadium while the entry of spectators was stopped at the start of the tournament for 5 days due to the Kovid-19 lockdown.

Currently, there are only 2 active female players who have more Grand Slam titles than Osaka and Serena Williams (23) and Venus Williams (7). Now the next task for Osaka will be to improve her performance on clay and grass as she could not reach the third round at the French Open or Wimbledon.

The opening set of the finals was 4 all on 20 February, when Brady won a brilliant winner, which encouraged the audience sitting in the stadium cheering him. This gave him a break point but Osaka overcame it with a cross court farhand winner and Brady’s two mistakes made the score 5-4.

Naomi Osaka then set her name after a service break in which Jennifer Brady’s double foul also helped. In the second set, Osaka went 4–0, which was part of 6 consecutive game points, and then they easily won it.

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