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Tennis: Naomi Osaka wins U.S. Open to claim Japan’s 1st Grand Slam title

Naomi Osaka wrote her name in Japanese sporting history on Saturday, becoming the country’s first Grand Slam champion by beating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 in the U.S. Open final.

In the players’ second meeting, Osaka kept her record unblemished against the player regarded by most as the best-ever, dominating the first set and then overcoming a 3-1 deficit in the second to deny Williams a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam trophy.

The 20-year-old Osaka’s win came in her first Grand Slam final and is her second on tour after she claimed her debut tournament title at the 2018 BNP Paribas Open.

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