Former World No.1 Victoria Azarenka and Naomi Osaka will compete on Saturday in the final of the US Open Women’s Singles. Both of them will be face to face in the finals of the second consecutive tournament. The final of the Western and Southern Open tournament was also held between the two, well before the US Open. Then Osaka withdrew from the match due to hamstring injury and Azarenka won the title. This was the 21st title of Azarenka’s career. He won the first title after the Miami Open in 2016.
Earlier, Azarenka defeated 6-time champion Serena Williams of the US 6–1, 3–6, 3–6 in the semi-finals of the US Open. Azarenka had his 11th consecutive win and defeated Serena for the first time at the US Open. Azarenka reached the final of a Grand Slam after 2013. There have been 23 matches between the two so far. In this, Serena has won 18 and Azarenka has won 5 matches. Serena had earlier defeated Azarenka in the finals of the US Open in 2012 and 2013.
Osaka in US Open final for second time
At the same time, former US Open champion Naomi Osaka of Japan defeated Jennifer Brady 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-3 in the second semi-final. It was Brady’s first Grand Slam semi-final. Earlier in 2017, she reached the fourth round of US and Australian Open. Osaka had earlier won the 2018 US Open title. She was only 20 at that time. In addition, he also won the Australian Open Grand Slam title the previous year. Osaka had to sweat a lot against Brady to win this match. This is his 10th consecutive win this year.