Naomi Osaka beats Victoria Azarenka to win third Grand Slam title

 Naomi Osaka demonstrated her growing maturity to fight back against Victoria Azarenka in a compelling US Open final and claim her third Grand Slam title. No woman has come back from a set down in the #USOpen final since 1994. Naomi Osaka made sure that streak didn't continue. As she won 1-6 6-3 6-3 for her second US Open title.

Osaka was overwhelmed in the first set and was in danger of trailing 3-0 in the second before recovering to win 10 of the next 12 games to take momentum.

Belarusian Azarenka, in her first major final since 2013, was broken for 5-3 in the decider before Osaka served out.

Osaka shrieked with joy as she took her second match point, then calmly lay on the court and stared at the New York sky as she contemplated her latest achievement.

Osaka's level raised considerably as 31-year-old Azarenka was unable to maintain the intensity she showed in a one-sided opening set.

The fightback ensured Osaka, who won the 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open, maintained her record of winning every Grand Slam final she has played in.

"I don't want to play you in any more finals, I didn't really enjoy that, it was a really tough match for me," Osaka jokingly told Azarenka.

She added: "It was really inspiring for me because I used to watch you play here when I was younger. I learned a lot, so thank you."

Question: “You had seven matches, seven masks, seven names. What was the message you wanted to send?” Naomi Osaka: "Well, what was the message you got is more the question. I feel like the point was to make people start talking.”

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