Japanese Naomi Osaka’s career statistics deciphered
Last updated on
05 Aug 2021, 14:08
Naomi Osaka recently retired from the National Bank Open hard court tournament ahead of the next US Open.
The world number two suffered a third round loss to Marketa Vondrousova at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Osaka, who also retired after the first round match at Roland Garros, is expected to make a return to the US Open.
We take a look at his career stats.
A look at his numbers
Osaka has a career win-loss record of 247-137.
She is a quadruple Grand Slam champion (58-24 in the majors).
The Japanese star won his first Grand Slam by winning the 2018 US Open.
Osaka went on to win the 2019 Australian Open by beating Petra Kvitova.
She clinched her second US Open title in 2020.
Earlier this year, Osaka won the Australian Open after beating Jennifer Brady.
Two consecutive Grand Slam titles
In 2018, Osaka beat the mighty Serena Williams to win the US Open.
She went on to win the 2019 Australian Open.
Osaka became the first player to win two singles titles in back-to-back Grand Slam tournaments since Jennifer Capriati in 2001.
She also became the first woman to win major singles titles in succession since Williams in 2015.
A second US Open title in three years
In 2020, fourth-seeded Osaka won their second US Open title.
She became only the fifth woman to win the first three Grand Finals of her career in the open era after Virginia Wade, Jennifer Capriati, Lindsay Davenport and Monica Seles.
Osaka also became the first Asian player (male or female) to win three Grand Slam singles titles.
A comeback in the final of the US Open 2020
Osaka defeated Victoria Azarenka, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, to win the 2020 US Open. With that, the Japanese woman became the first woman to win a US Open singles final by making a return after a loss since 1994.
Third player to win the first four major finals (Open Era)
At the 2021 Australian Open, Osaka recorded straight set wins over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Caroline Garcia and Ons Jabeur, Hsieh Su-wei (quarter-finals), Serena Williams (semi-finals) and Jennifer Brady (final ).
The Japanese lost only one set during the tournament.
By winning her second Australian Open title, Osaka became the third player (Open Era) to win her first four Grand Slam finals after Roger Federer and Monica Seles.
Here are the other exploits achieved by Osaka
Osaka became the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam singles title (US Open 2018).
After winning the 2019 Australian Open, Osaka was ranked number one by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).
She became the first Asian player to rank first (in singles).
At the Tokyo Games, Osaka became the first tennis player to light the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony.