Naomi Osaka stuns the great Serena Williams in a battle between legend and the future.
@serenawilliams is a CLASS ACT!!! An Absolute Role Model!!!! “Let’s Give Credit where credit is due”!!!
— Tasha Cobbs Leonard (@tashacobbs) September 8, 2018
Serena Williams is arguably the greatest Tennis player of all time considering men and Women. she’s won 23 grand slams in her career; dominating the competition along the way. This season was her return season. She battled blood clots after having her daughter in 2017. Serena Williams was trying to be the oldest player to win a grand slam.
Naomi Osaka dropped just 34 games en route to the #usopen title.
She’s the youngest US Open women’s champion since Sharapova in ’06.
She’ll rise to No.7 in the world, the highest ranking held by a Japanese woman since the week of October 14, 1996 (Date, No.7) pic.twitter.com/pSjXjtCNy2
— Reem Abulleil (@ReemAbulleil) September 8, 2018
As for Naomi, she is only getting started. She was strong in her serves and returns. She played masterfully against the Icon Serena Williams. This a huge win that believe it or not, Naomi wanted this match-up. It’s a match-up that we probably will not see much, as Serena Williams is at the latter part of her career.
Naomi Osaka beat her idol, Serena Williams, becoming the first Japanese Grand Slam singles champion.
— NYT Magazine (@NYTmag) September 8, 2018
Naomi, ranked 20th, in the world played well the entire U.S. Open. Naomi won both sets in this battle of generations. We will be looking forward to more Naomi Osaka in the future.
(Featured Photo Credit: Mathew Stockman/ Cosmopolitan)