Osaka defeats Azarenka to win second US Open title

Naomi Osaka battled back from a set down to beat Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka to lift her second US Open title in three years with a 1-6 6-3 6-3 victory.
With the hardcourt major being staged without any fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Osaka did not let the unusual circumstances distract her as she produced an impressive performance.
The 22-year-old already the highest-earning female athlete in the world, adds another £2.3million in prize money to her fortune.
She becomes the first Asian player to win three major titles, surpassing Chinese trailblazer Li Na.
Azarenka, mother of her three-year-old son, Leo, was making an improbable comeback at the age 31 against the Japanese sporting icon.

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