In the 2020 U.S. Open women’s singles final, No. 4 seed Naomi Osaka reversed Azarenka 1-6 6-3 6-3. After the restart of tennis, he maintained an 11-game winning streak. He won the U.S. Open for the second time in the past three years with three kills. All of the Grand Slam finals won the cup, and the total number of career champions reached six. The Japanese girl has won Grand Slam titles for three consecutive years, and she also made history as the first Asian player (regardless of men and women) to reach a singles triple slam.
New York, USA-On September 12, local time, the 2020 season of the U.S. Open ended successfully. In the women’s singles final, No. 4 seed Naomi Osaka turned the former world No. 1 Azarenka 1-6 6-3 6-3 and won the US Open twice in three years.
The champion of the 2018 tournament recovered from the unfavorable situation of being chased by opponents in the first set and regained the super-class competitive level in the second two sets. In this fierce battle that took 1 hour and 53 minutes, he had the last laugh.
“I have been thinking about the moment when those great players lay on the ground and looked up to the sky,” Naomi Osaka said of lying and celebrating when he won. “I always wanted to see what they saw. For me, it was an incredible moment. I’m really glad I did.”
“I only focus on what I can control on the tennis court. That’s what I (won the championship in 2018). I think I did it this time.”
This is a contest between two-second slam winners. The two sides have had three confrontations before. The Japanese girl has won the last two clay-court duels, including a thrilling three-set battle at the French Open in 2019. They would have faced off across the net in the Cincinnati final two weeks ago, but Naomi Osaka missed an appointment due to a left leg injury, and Azarenka won the first postpartum title.
The Belarusian extended his fiery touch to Flushing Park and entered the Grand Slam final for the first time since the 2013 US Open. She lost only two seats on the way to promotion, including the semi-final reversal of 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams, thus achieving her first victory against the latter in a major. Naomi Osaka also encountered a severe test in the semifinals. After three sets of fierce battles, he eliminated Brady, the champion of New Lexington and the biggest dark horse of the current US Open.
The two sides came up tit-for-tat. Azarenka is good at changing lines while dissolving the opponent’s strength, in order to disrupt the rhythm of Naomi Osaka, which has also become the key to determining the ownership of the first set. The runner-up of the two tournaments started like a break and soon completed a double break to establish a 5-1 lead.
Osaka Naomi tried to overwhelm his opponent in firepower, but only five winning points were recorded in the first set, but he paid the high price of 13 unforced errors. In contrast, Azarenka maintained a near-perfect performance, only failing to make a single-serve in the entire set, and controlled the active errors to three times, and it took less than half an hour to make the first move.
Azarenka stepped up his offense at the beginning of the second set, blasting out eight winning points in three games, and once again broke serve early. The Japanese girl was only one point away from 0-3 behind, but she finally blew the horn of counterattack, got the first breakpoint today, and then rarely forced out the opponent with a very deep fore shot. The error was quickly completed and broken back.
As the game progressed, Naomi Osaka’s various performances gradually stabilized. After securing the service with the love game, he easily broke Azarenka’s serve. With the two-time Australian Open champion backhanded out of bounds for the first time Take the lead in the score.
In the next ninth game, the two sides fell into a see-saw of multiple ties. Naomi Osaka got an inventory, but Azarenka resolved the crisis through a bold Internet connection. However, the Belarusian squandered five-inning, and the No. 4 seed soon used a thunderous forehand to bring out the second inventory. This time she seized the opportunity and scored again on the same side, regaining a set with four consecutive rounds of attack.
It was the opposite of the first set. Naomi Osaka scored 16 winning points in the second set and only made five unforced errors. Although Azarenka also had 14 winning points, most of them came from the first three games. Her active turnovers also increased to 10 times, and her first serve scoring rate was less than 50%.
Naomi Osaka reviewed the game: “In the first set, I was too nervous and my feet couldn’t move. I’m not playing well. It’s not that I want to play 100%, but if I can play 70%, Okay. I was also behind at the start of the second set. I just told myself to stay positive and not lose 6-1 6-0.”
Entering the final set, Azarenka came up and finally ended the decline of losing five games in a row, but she quickly sent two break points with today’s second double error. Naomi Osaka won a multi-beat stalemate with a strong backhand and broke serve first to 3-1. She won five points in a row when she was behind 0-40 in the next game and was one step closer to the third Grand Slam 4-1.
Azarenka, who had already reached the edge of the cliff, launched a tenacious counterattack, and then saved four break points to avoid letting the opponent enter the serve win game. With this momentum, she broke back with Naomi Osaka leading 40-15 in the next game, and the situation further escalated.
The 22-year-old Japanese girl quickly re-established her dominant position and once again broke through Azarenka’s defense. She scored six points in the next seven points, which led to two match points. With the last backhand of Azarenka back to the net, Naomi Osaka crossed the finish line.
After the game, Naomi Osaka also congratulated Azarenka: “I want to congratulate Vika. Actually, I don’t want to play against you again in the finals (laughs). It was a very difficult game and I didn’t enjoy it that much. But. It is also inspiring because I used to watch you play here when I was a kid. I am very happy to have the opportunity to play against you here. I have learned a lot, thank you!”
In the whole game, Naomi Osaka scored 34 winning points, made 26 unforced errors — half of which came from the first set — and seized five of the 12 break opportunities created. Although Azarenka had a remarkable performance in the first Grand Slam final in seven years, she ultimately failed to withstand the opponent’s offensive. The Belarusian scored 30 winning points and made 22 unforced errors, but the second serve scoring rate was only 39% (9/23).
Azarenka said after the game: “I think the last three weeks have been really great. It has been a long time since I achieved such results, so I am very excited. Although I missed the championship today, it hasn’t changed much for me. Of course, I also want to win today, but that’s how it is.
“I did my best on the court today and I feel like I have improved a lot. I played a lot of great games and I have tested my body and mind at very difficult times. I am proud of myself. I am proud of myself. I want to continue walking the same way and continue to enjoy.” said the Belarusian star.