New York: Japan’s Naomi Osaka emerged victorious on Sunday after beating Victoria Azarenka in the final of the US Open.
Osaka secured a 1-6,6-3,6-3 win in the decider over Azarenka. This is her second win in Flushing Meadows and third Grand Slam win.
“I feel like two years ago, I maybe would have folded being down a set and a break. But I think, all the matches that I played in between that time shaped me and made me or forced me to mature more. Especially all the matches that I’ve played here were very tough,” US Open’s official website quoted Osaka as saying.
“I think definitely I’m more of a complete player now. I feel like I’m more aware of what I’m doing,” she added.