Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitová delivered a thrilling Australian Open final on Friday, with Kvitova coming from behind to extend the match to a third set, only for Osaka to claim her second consecutive Grand Slam. For Osaka, the victory made her the new No. 1 in the world, and the first Japanese player to ever rise to No. 1.
With two Grand Slam titles by the age of 21, we could be looking at the start of the Osaka era. Several of Osaka’s competitors and tennis legends congratulated her on social media following the match.
See the moment Naomi Osaka won her second consecutive Grand Slam.