Naomi Osaka celebrates at US Open

Naomi Osaka battles past resurgent Victoria Azarenka to win second US Open title In New York

Naomi Osaka has won her second US Open title, and third career Grand Slam crown, after she beat Victoria Azarenka in New York. 

The Japanese star walked out onto Arthur Ashe the clear favourite, but she endured a horrendous first set against the resurgent Belarusian.

However, after recovering a break in the second set, she powered back into the match, and eventually overpowered her opponent to win 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.

“I didn’t want to play you in more finals. That was really tough for me. I used to watch you. To have the opportunity to play you is really great.

“I want to thank all my people, my mom, my dad, my sister. I wouldn’t be here without you guys.

After winning the match, Osaka walked to the other end of the court and lay down, but she said there was a very simple – and pragmatic – explanation.

“I always see everyone collapse after match point. But I wanted to do it safely.

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