'To repeat what Roger Federer and Monica Seles did is fantastic,' said Osaka
In the last year's US Open, Naomi Osaka defeated Jennifer Brady in a tight semi-final after over two hours, with two rivals facing each other in Saturday's Australian Open final.
Seeking her fourth Major title at such a young age, Osaka defeated Brady 6-4, 6-3 in an hour and 17 minutes to extend her winning streak in the notable title matches and write history books. The Japanese lost serve twice and delivered four breaks that carried her home, taming her strokes more efficiently and sealing the deal in straight sets. Thus, Osaka became only the third Open era player to win the inaugural four Major finals, joining legends Roger Federer and Monica Seles on the exclusive list.
Naomi claimed the first Major title at the US Open 2018, beating Serena Williams in that controversial final and extending the streak a few months later at the Australian Open. The results were not good in the next four Major tournaments, as she won only a couple of matches to lose both crowns. Bouncing back, the Japanese scored another US Open-Australian Open double since the last year's season restart, standing as a proud winner of four Major titles and hoping for more in the rest of the season.
"That's a fantastic company, and I hope that I can have one grain of how their careers unfolded. But you can only wish and keep going down your own path. But yeah, it is definitely something crazy to hear," Naomi Osaka said.