Tennis-Queen must not call Naomi Osaka. But on the Tennis throne has ever taken place. The 21-year-old Japanese won on Saturday in Melbourne, not only her second Grand Slam title in succession, after they had defeated in September in the US Open final to Serena Williams. She took over through their Triumph the world ranking list position.

Peter Hess

sports editor.

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Osaka of the Australian Open proved to be in the final against the Czech Petra Kvitova for the umpteenth Time, your Talent, your ability to accelerate the Ball the hardest and their extraordinary athleticism, and drive strength. But their greatest strength, the one that has to worry your competitors the most, is their tolerance of frustration, their mental resilience. After winning the first set, the daughter of a Haitian man and a Japanese woman introduced in the second passage 5:3 and had three match balls.

But then she committed some slight error, which took advantage of Kvitova to fight back. The Czech won the second set 7:5. Osaka was shaken for a few minutes visually. But it was in the third sentence of this first-class Matches quickly and pushed Kvitova again in the Defensive. This time she held on. After 2:27 hours of play and it became their fifth match ball to the 7:6 (7:2), 5:7, 6:4. Already in the round before Osaka had decided three heavy three-set matches, with courage and nerve strength.

In the past year and a half, succeeded after the abdication of Serena Williams in the maternity leave, no number one in women’s tennis to take on a convincing Regency. The Romanian Simona Halep held out for 48 weeks at the top position, but gained up to the French Open is not a great title. Angelique Kerber, Karolina Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova and Caroline Wozniacki each performed only a few weeks of permanent Interregnum. The 21-year-old Osaka is dared to take the mantle long and energetic.