Naomi Osaka Photo: Mark Schiefelbein / AP
The victory over Czech player Petra Kvitova in the Australian Open final did Naomi Osaka first Japanese girl, which lead the world rankings. About it the correspondent “Tapes.ru”.
Osaka beat Kvitova with the score 7:6 (2), 5:7, 6:4. The match lasted 2 hours and 27 minutes. The victory guaranteed her rise in the rankings the Women’s tennis organization (WTA).
Besides the fact that Osaka is the first representative of his country, which lead the world rankings, she will also become the youngest first racket of the world in history. 21-year-old Osaka won the second trophy of the tournament series Grand slam. The first triumph for the Japanese was the victory over American Serena Williams in the final of the US Open.
At the beginning of 2018 Osaka was only 72 th place in the WTA rankings.
Video, photo All from Russia.