NEW YORK, NY, USA -- Naomi Osaka's third Grand Slam title was greeted with praise on social media on Saturday, by famous faces both inside and outside the sport of tennis.
The 22-year-old captured the 2020 US Open title by fending off fellow former World No.1 Victoria Azarenka in a classic comeback clash. Osaka's 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory, which she claimed from a set and a break down, capped off a stirring two weeks where she stormed her way to her second crown in Flushing Meadows.
Top names in tennis took to their devices to congratulate the star, who is projected to rise back into the Top 3 of the WTA singles rankings on Monday:
Congratulations to @naomiosaka, the 2020 @usopen women’s singles champion!— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 12, 2020
A tremendous Final by both players, with incredible effort by @vika7.
Our sport just keeps getting better! #USOpen https://t.co/FEKZlfE3cX
An incredible effort by the @usta to make this event happen safely & what memorable final days of the @usopen women's event! And congrats to #USOpen champion @naomiosaka a special young woman on and off the court! #thefutureisbright— Chanda Rubin (@Chanda_Rubin) September 12, 2020
Congrats to @naomiosaka 🤗💫 and thank you for using your platform ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾— sloanestephens (@SloaneStephens) September 13, 2020
What an amazing @usopen @naomiosaka congratulations and well done @vika7 These last three women’s matches will be remembered for a long time. Thank you @usta for a Herculean effort to put this tournament on in a safe and entertaining way. @espn— Pam Shriver (@PHShriver) September 12, 2020
Congratulations @naomiosaka What a performance from a set down in the finals. Thank you for your voice and impressive tennis.— James Blake (@JRBlake) September 12, 2020
Superstars outside of tennis gave Osaka their love as well:
Congratulations to @naomiosaka for winning the Women’s U.S. Open! Throughout the tournament she’s been really great about using her platform to support Black Lives lost to police violence and social justice. 👏🏾— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 13, 2020
More to come....