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Naomi Osaka Wins Women's Singles Final at U.S. Open with Incredible Comeback

Rodolfo Vieira
Sep 13, 2020
11:56 A.M.
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Naomi Osaka has recently been declared the Women's Singles Final winner at the U.S. Open, her third major title after winning the 2018 U.S. Oped edition as well as the 2019 Australian Open.


On Saturday, the 22-year-old managed to defeat her opponent, former number one in the world Victoria Azarenka, by making an amazing comeback.

The match didn't start well for the Japanese athlete, having lost the first set 1-6, but Osaka pulled herself together for the next two sets, which she won 6-3, 6-3.



According to ESPN's Tom Rinaldi, Osaka made history by being the first finalist to lose the first set but still win the match. When asked how she was able to get back in the game, the athlete said:

"For me, I just thought it would be very embarrassing to lose this in under an hour, so I just have to try as hard as I can and stop having a really bad attitude."


Osaka entered the tournament as one of the strongest contenders to the title, so losing in such a short amount of time was out of the question for the rising star.

Her previous win, although historical, was marred by an altercation between her opponent, Serena Williams, and chair umpire Carlos Ramos

After the match, Azarenka, who currently holds the 27th spot in the WTA Singles Rankings, said that she hopes to meet Osaka again in a future finals match.

Naomi Osaka kissing the U.S. Open 2020 trophy after winning her Women's Singles finals match against Victoria Azarenkaat the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City | Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images



Osaka, however, didn't seem very enthusiastic about it and explained that she really didn't enjoy the match because Azarenka was a very strong opponent. She added:

"It was a really tough match for me, and 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.”



As aforementioned, this was the second U.S. Open title for the 22-year-old athlete. Her previous win, although historical, was marred by an altercation between her opponent, Serena Williams, and chair umpire Carlos Ramos.

Williams accused Ramos of robbing her of a point and giving her unfair violations, which lead her to claim that she never cheats and that she would rather lose than cheat.

During the argument, the tennis star demanded an apology from the Portuguese umpire for his allegedly unfair decisions, but she never received said apology.