- Osaka staged a comeback on Saturday night to be at Azarenka
- She beat Azarenka 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 to win the US Open title for the second time in three years
- Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic
Naomi Osaka beat Victoria Azarenka 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 to win the US Open title.
Osaka rallied from a set down and looked to trail 3-0 in the second as she took on Victoria Azarenka in the US Open title finals.
It brought 22-year-old Osaka’s haul of tennis major trophies to three after her victories at the 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open.
I would like to thank my ancestors because everytime I remember their blood runs through my veins I am reminded that I cannot lose.
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) September 13, 2020
Osaka has been campaigning for victims of police violence and showed the same zeal on the court as she rallied from a set down, to win the title.
The specific match-up between these two would feature the outstanding serve of Osaka versus the punishing returns of Azarenka.
The Belarusian gave early notice of the challenge she would pose by breaking in the first game, helped by an edgy double fault.
Proceedings were going along at such a lick that Osaka winning seven out of eight games seemed to happen in the blink of an eye.
It was a win to savour as the Japanese-born, American-bred athlete lad down in the middle of the court and looked up at the sky in celebration.