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Get to know new US Open champion Naomi Osaka (IOL)

Get to know new US Open champion Naomi Osaka (IOL)

What a remarkable triumph! Naomi Osaka of Japan captured the world’s attention by beating Serena Williams 6-2 6-4 in the US Open final at the weekend.

But just who is this 20-year-old?

Here are 10 facts about Osaka…

1 First ever Japanese Grand Slam singles champion

By winning the US Open, Osaka went one step further than male star Kei Nishikori, who lost the 2014 US Open final against Marin Cilic. Kimiko Date-Krumm reached the semi-finals at the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon in the mid-1990s. Read more

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