MELBOURNE, Australia -- There's little doubt Naomi Osaka is the new queen of women's hard-court tennis after crushing Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3 in the Australian Open final and taking her overall Grand Slam titles tally to four.
The world No. 3 (No. 2 when rankings get updated) has now won twice at Melbourne Park, along with her two wins at the US Open. Here is some of the reaction to her latest victory, from the Twitterverse and beyond.
Before Osaka even stepped into Rod Laver Arena, she was drawing inspiration from her 2019 triumph at the Australian Open.
It had the desired effect early on, with Osaka starting the match far more relaxed than Brady, who was ... a little frustrated.
Osaka needed just one hour and 17 minutes to wrap up the final in straight sets, with some of tennis' biggest names quick to share their congratulations.
Well done Naomi! With 4 hard court majors to Osaka, to be an all time great a player needs to win majors on other surfaces. What non hard court major will Osaka win first? Clay or grass?— Pam Shriver (@PHShriver) February 20, 2021
Great finals at #AusOpen— Kim Clijsters (@Clijsterskim) February 20, 2021
Congrats to @jennifurbrady95 on your first grand slam final. Been so much fun to see your growth 💪 @naomiosaka on #4 🏆, many more to follow ! @elise_mertens & @SabalenkaA on your doubles championships 🏆!💥❤️ pic.twitter.com/ugKsj58XOq
What an incredible performance to win the AO title @naomiosaka. I wish I could have been there in the stands to see you win your 4th major, you're an amazing champion. @jennifurbrady95, you had a great summer Down Under. It's tough now but keep striving, your time will come. 🚀— Rod Laver (@rodlaver) February 20, 2021
See you in Paris!