Melbourne – Japan’s Naomi Osaka won the title of Women’s Singles at the Australian Open here on Saturday. In the final, he defeated Petra Kvitová of Czech Republic 7-6, 5-7, 6-4. Osaka is the first Japanese player to win the Australian Open. With this win, they will reach the top of the WTA rankings issued on Monday. He will be the first Asian player to reach top of singles world rankings in tennis.
Osaqa Equals Serena
Osaka is the second Grand Slam title. Earlier, he had become the champion at the US Open last year. She has consistently tied the US Open and Australian Open title to Serena Williams. Serena has done three times Serena had made the US Open in 2002 and the Australian Open in 2003, the US Open in 2008 and the Australian Open in 2009 and the US Open in 2014 and the Australian Open champions in 2015.
Osaka is the second player to win both Grand Slams
Osaka is the second tennis player after America’s Jennifer Capriati, who has won both her opening Grand Slam finals. Capriati won the Australian Open and French Open final in 2001. Prior to winning both of these, Osaka did not cross the fourth round of any Grand Slam. They had lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open last year.
Never won after winning the first set for three years
Osaka has not lost any matches after winning the first set since October 2016. After winning the first set, they have won 60 WTA matches so far. Earlier, on October 14, 2016, they were defeated after winning the first set in the match against Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova in Tianjin. Then Kuznetsova defeated them 2-6, 6-4, 7-6.
Earning 15 million to 15 million dollars
On winning the Australian Open title, Osaka will get $ 2 million (about two crore rupees). After this, his career prize money will be $ 10 million (about Rs 71 crore). According to Forbes, his earnings last year was $ 1.5 million. However, few years ago, his earnings were only $ 1.5 million.
Lei of China left behind
Talking about the performance of Asian players in the world rankings, China’s Li Na was at the top until Osaka. Li Na won the title of the French Open and Australian Open, and was the best ranking of Lee’s career. Which they had achieved on February 17, 2014. Apart from them, none of the Asian rankings have reached the number two. However, India’s Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza have been World Number One in doubles.