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Japanese Naomi Osaka became the first racket of the world

28.01.2019 89 просмотров

The athlete rose to the top of the world rankings after winning the singles in the Australian Open.


Having defeated the Czech Petra Kvitova in three sets - 7:6 (7:2), 5:7, 6:4 - the Japanese woman improved her own rating by three positions at once. Despite the loss, her rival moved up four places in the world ranking table and became the second. 
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Experts note that 21-year-old Naomi Osaka was able to achieve double victory. This is the second Grand Slam that a tennis player has won. Last year she was the best at the US Open. In addition, the athlete became the first Japanese woman who was able to win this tournament in the entire history of its holding, which has 97 years. 

For the first time, the tennis player attracted the attention of specialists at the age of 16. At Stanford in 2014, she qualified for the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tournament and defeated world No. 19 Samantha Stosur for the first time in her career. 

Truly a triumph for the tennis player 2018 year. Speaking at the Australian Open, Naomi Osaka reached the fourth round of the tournament. Then she made it to the quarterfinals of the Dubai Open, and in the autumn she defeated her idol Serena Williams and won the US Open. Naomi Osaka currently trains at the Harold Solomon Tennis Institute in the USA.

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