Naomi Osaka Miami Open: Japanese world number two Naomi Osaka holds an 11-0 win-loss record in 2021. Now, having beaten Ajla Tomljanovi 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the second round of the Open from Miami on Friday, she won 22 straight games.
“It was actually pretty funny when I got past my frustration,” said Osaka, who won the first Grand Slam title of 2021 last month when she defeated American Jennifer Brady in the final. the Australian Open. “The sun was like on top of a cloud, and it gave off this really strange glare effect. It was kind of my fault that I was stubborn and didn’t try to catch up and wait, ”added the 23-year-old tennis star.
Naomi Osaka Miami Open:
The winning streak continues
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Osaka will now face Serbian player Nina Stojanovic in the third round.
Osaka has not lost a match for over a year, and its winning streak includes its fourth Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in February, which was its second title for the tournament. She became the US Open champion the year before. Osaka had won their first and second Grand Slam titles in the same style in 2018 and 2019.
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Osaka now has two US Open titles (2018, 2020) and two Australian Open trophies (2019, 2021). The Japanese national has won a total of six titles during her career
She was the first Asian player to rank first in singles. At the US Open in 2020, she arrived for each of her matches wearing a face mask with the names of different American citizens who are believed to have died as a result of racial injustice. She held the title of highest paid female athlete by Forbes last year. Outside of court, she protested racial injustice and the death of Breonna Taylor, an African American who was gunned down by cops last year in March, as well as the death of George Floyd. She was also named Sportswoman of the Year by Sports Illustrated.
Meanwhile, Osaka has withdrawn from next month’s WTA clay court tournament in Stuttgart.
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