Naomi Osaka Reacts to Winning Australian Open — See Her New Posts as She Shows off the Trophy
Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka is still on cloud nine. She recently took to her Instagram page to celebrate her Australian Open win with several snaps showing her posing with the coveted trophy.
With every tournament, Naomi Osaka continues to shame her critics and give more credence to the claims that she is the new top dog in the women's tennis game.
After blowing past tennis legend Serena Williams in the semi-finals, Osaka eased past Jennifer Brady to clinch her second consecutive Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.
The remarkable feat makes it the 23-year-old's 21st match win in a row and her fourth Grand Slam title throughout her young tennis career.
Since emerging the new Australian Open champion, Osaka has been bursting with happiness, and she recently took to her Instagram page to celebrate the victory with a series of snaps.
The first image captures Osaka in a sweet moment as she gently caresses the huge trophy while laying a kiss on the handle. The tennis star summed up her feelings in the caption with a few words. She wrote:
"Absolute madness. number 4 #ausopen."
Other photos in the slideshow capture Osaka in different poses with the coveted trophy, and it is quite easy to see how thrilled she is with her win at the Melbourne tournament.
Later, Osaka again took to her Instagram page to share a cute video of her showing off with her trophy. In the clip, she wears a Lakers top and shows off her naturally curly hair while playing with the cup.
Osaka will be looking to break her jinx on both the clay and grass courts by becoming a multiple-surface Grand Slam champion.
Osaka's fans and colleagues alike quickly flooded the comments section to shower the fresh-faced athlete with encomium and wish her more success in the future.
The Australian Open win caps off what has been a brilliant last 12 months for Osaka, in which she emerged the highest-paid women's athlete with a whopping $37.4 million earned through prize money and endorsements.
Although still relatively fresh on the tennis scene, Osaka's laudable performances on the court have seen her fame grow remarkably over the past year, and she is fast-becoming a global sports marketing icon.
While her recent win will only raise her to No. 2 in the WTA ranking, behind only Ashleigh Barty, she will have the opportunity to move to the top spot with the upcoming Roland Garros and Wimbledon tournaments.
Osaka will be looking to break her jinx on both the clay and grass courts by becoming a multi-surface Grand Slam champion in the same vein as her idol Serena Williams.
For now, the hype will continue to build around the genuinely talented Osaka, but only time will tell if she can live up to the expectations her early career spark has brought upon her.