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Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka clinches fourth Grand Slam title

Japan’s Naomi Osaka defeated United States’ Jennifer Elizabeth to win the Australian Open final, her fourth Grand Slam title.

The 23-year-old tennis star was unbeaten in the finals after a 6-4 6-3 win in Melbourne.

Osaka edged the first set when Brady, in her first Grand Slam final, paid for some glaring errors in the final game.




The third seed seized control from that point, racing 4-0 ahead in the second set before sealing a deserved victory.

Osaka has now won two Australian Open titles after also triumphing at Melbourne Park in 2019, with her other Grand Slam successes coming at the US Open in 2018 and 2020.

She has not suffered a defeat since February 2020 after extending her winning run to 21 matches.



“It feels incredible to have fans, I played the last Grand Slam without fans, to have this energy means a lot,” said Osaka as she clutched the Daphne Akhurst Trophy.

“I feel like playing a Grand Slam is a privilege.”

Osaka is the first women’s player to win her first four Grand Slam finals since Monica Seles in 1991.