Naomi Osaka has been killing it within the Australian Open, and as we speak her onerous work paid off. It was introduced that she landed her fourth Grand Slam title with a straight-sets 6-4, 6-3 victory over Jennifer Brady. Not solely that, that is her 2nd Australian Open title. She first gained in 2019. Final 12 months she was the championship on the US Open, and he or she additionally gained the US Open in 2018. In response to ESPN, Naomi is on a 21-match profitable streak!
In her victory speech, she thanked her many followers who had been in attendance within the viewers. A lot of them had been waving the Japanese flag, honoring her half-Japanese half Haitian heritage. Naomi addressed the cheering crowd, saying,” Lastly however not least, I wish to thanks guys thanks for coming and watching. It feels actually unimaginable to me. I didn’t play my final Grand Slam with followers, so I simply have this vitality. It actually means loads. Thanks a lot for coming.”
Naomi additionally thanked her competitor Jennifer in her now-viral speech, which was slightly awkward. Initially of her speech, Naomi turned to Jennifer and requested, “Do you wish to be referred to as Jenny or Jennifer?” The gang laughed as Jennifer responded, letting her know she most popular to be referred to as “Jenny.” Osaka then stated, “Firstly, I wish to congratulate Jennifer. We performed within the Semi’s of the U.S. Open so a few months in the past, and I advised everybody that will pay attention that you simply’re going to be an issue, and I used to be proper.” She additionally talked concerning the expertise of taking part in with Jennifer and the way unimaginable it was.
One Twitter consumer commented about Naomi’s speech, “That lady stated she most popular to be referred to as Jenny, and also you STILL referred to as her Jennifer@naomiosaka. ” Total, Jennifer was sport!
Congrats once more, Naomi!
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