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Naomi Osaka fell to her haunches, concealed her facial area from the vision, and tried out to breathe in her accomplishment.
Yet it could do, quickly. Osaka’s victory over Petra Kvitova in an remarkable ending at the Australian Open not simply enclosed her place at the top of the game but also proved her win at the US Open was no flash in the pan. Though Serena Williams, whom she defeat in New York, will remain to chase the two grand slam titles she desires to break the all-time record of 24, Osaka is well-placed to usurp her as the biggest player in the sport.She was deprived of such a moment in New York in September, her win having been largely marred by a series of tirades by legend Serena Williams against the chair umpire. But there were no boos Saturday night in Melbourne as Osaka solidified her spot at the top of women’s tennis with a nail-biting victory over the Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova in the Australian Open final, making her the first Asian woman to top the ATP or WTA singles rankings.
Reliable, powerful, a superb athlete and with an capability to obtain inner calm under pressure, she has everything needed to stay at the top. However, just a couple of hours after her victory here Osaka said she felt her success had been a long time coming.
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