Japan’s Naomi Osaka has won her career’s third grand slam title at the US Open 2020 tennis championship as she defeats Victoria Azarenka in the final. Naomi came back from the behind in the match as Belarus’ Azarenka won the first set comprehensively by 6-1.
Empty Arthur Ashe Stadium witnessed a great comeback as Japanese star defeated Victoria in next two sets by 6-3, 6-3 to claim her career’s third major crown. It was first occasion since 1994 when a woman comeback and winning the US final after losing first set.
Osaka previously won 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open.
“It’s always my parents. Everytime I win, I hope that I make them happy. My mom especially here in New York, I have so many memories of her waking up at 4 in the morning, catching the bus, catching the train. I know all the sacrifices she made. Hopefully I can repay her one day,” Osaka said after the triumph.
With this victory, Osaka has become first Asian player either male or female, to win 3 grand slams.