Naomi Osaka is the Australian Open Winner. Playing the Final at the Rod Laver Arena, Osaka defeated 8 seeded Czech Petra Kvitova 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 on Saturday 26 Jan. With this victory, she becomes World number 1.This is her maiden Australian Open trophy.
Osaka has been playing fine tennis and has won back to back Slams. She had won the US Open title last year.
Osaka overhauled her opponent to lift the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup in less than 3 hours. This victory takes her right to the top of the WTA rankings where she will dethrone the current number one, Simona Halep. The rankings are expected to be released on Monday morning.
The 21 year old Japanese tennis star was a perfect picture of grit and determination as she fought past her opponent to overcome setbacks and clinch the title.