Ibinulsa ni Naomi Osaka ang kanyang ikalawang Australian Open title makaraang manaig kontra kay Jennifer Brady.
Bagama’t napakatindi ng labanan sa first set, naging malaki ang pakinabang si Osaka sa kanyang karanasan upang maabot ang 6-4 6-3 panalo sa loob lamang ng isa’t kalahating oras.
Dahil din sa panalo, nakuha ni Osaka ang kanyang ikaapat na grand slam title sa edad lamang na 23.
“Firstly I want to congratulate Jennifer, we played in the semis of the US Open, so a couple of months ago, and I told anyone that would listen that you were going to be a problem — and I was right!” wika ni Osaka sa on-court interview.
“I want to thank my team, I’ve been with them too long. We’ve been through quarantine together and for me they’re like my family, they’re with me through training, matches, nervous talks before my matches, I’m really appreciative of them, so this one’s for you.
“I want to thank you guys [the fans], thank you for coming and watching … I didn’t play my last grand slam [the US Open] with fans so just to have this energy it really means a lot, thanks so much for coming. Thank you for opening your hearts and your arms towards us and for sure I feel like playing a grand slam right now is a super-privilege … so thank you for this opportunity.”