US Open 2020: Naomi Osaka makes stunning comeback to clinch 3rd Grand Slam title
US Open 2020: Naomi Osaka makes epic comeback to grab 3rd Grand Slam title
- Sep 13, 2020
World number 9 and fourth-seeded Naomi Osaka displayed her brilliance yet again as he bounced back after losing the first set to beat world number 27 Victoria Azarenka 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 and win her 3rd Grand Slam title.
US Open 2020 women's singles champion Naomi Osaka (AP Image)HIGHLIGHTSNaomi Osaka came from behind after losing the first set 1-6Naomi Osaka grabbed her 3rd Grand Slam title after beating AzarenkaThis is Naomi Osaka's 2nd women's singles US Open title
Naomi Osaka won the most unique of U.S. Open titles on Saturday when she beat Belarusian Victoria Azarenka 1-6 6-3 6-3 to lift the trophy for the second time in three years.
With the hardcourt major being staged without any fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Japanese fourth seed did not let the unusual circumstances distract her as she produced an battling performance to win her third Grand Slam title.
The victory allowed the 22-year-old to maintain her 100% winning record in Grand Slam finals while Azarenka was denied a U.S. Open crown for a third time having also finished runner-up in 2012 and 2013.
Still it was a remarkable and unexpected run for the 31-year-old Belarusian, who was playing in her first major final in seven years.
It marked the first time since Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in 1994 that a player had dropped the first set of the women's final and fought back to win the title
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