US Open day 13: Naomi Osaka hits the deck after US Open win while Mariah Carey hits Flushing Meadows
We look at the story of the penultimate day of action at the 2020 US Open as Naomi Osaka is crowned women’s champion.
Osaka returned to the Grand Slam winner’s circle with a comeback victory against Victoria Azarenka in the US Open final.
The Japanese star lost the opening set inside half an hour but turned things around brilliantly to triumph 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 and claim her third grand slam title.
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A tremendous Final by both players, with incredible effort by @vika7.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 12, 2020
Osaka’s comeback marked the first time in 26 years the women’s final in New York has been won by the player who lost the first set. The last woman to achieve the feat was Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, who defeated Steffi Graf in 1994 having also dropped the opening set 6-1.
Mariah Carey hits Flushing Meadows
Thank you @USOpen for this amazing TV Premiere of my song “Save The Day”. Couldn’t be more honored and moved to share the message of the song with these incredible female champions. 🎾❤️ #SaveTheDaypic.twitter.com/e7nL7UPPZF
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) September 12, 2020
In this most strange of years, opening the women’s final with Mariah Carey sitting in a car inside the Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre and singing to footage of the greats of women’s tennis made perfect sense. Maybe.
Dominic Thiem will look to make it fourth time lucky in Grand Slam finals when he takes on first-time finalist and good friend Alexander Zverev for the men’s title.
Nick Kyrgios heads home for treatment on knee injury and hopes to be 100 per cent by Australian Open
Nick Kyrgios hopeful he will be fit for the 2022 Australian Open.
Roger Federer backs Naomi Osaka and calls for press conference reforms, so what happens next?
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No win in comeback match, but Kim Clijsters has ‘a good feeling’ and ‘made progress’ in Chicago
Kim Clijsters goes down in three sets in Chicago.
It won’t happen overnight, but Roger Federer says ‘incredible player’ will break Big Three’s Grand Slam record
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Emma Raducanu’s US Open outfit to be displayed at Hall of Fame as teen donates title-winning top and skirt
Emma Raducanu’s US Open outfit has a new home.
Ashleigh Barty’s ‘grand adventure’ won’t make a stop at Indian Wells Masters with WTA Finals also in doubt
Will we see Ashleigh Barty play again on the WTA Tour in 2021?
Fedal to team up at Laver Cup again? Rafael Nadal teases about possible Roger Federer doubles reunion
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer to team up again?
Emma Raducanu set to make another WTA Rankings leap as she closes in on the top 20
Emma Raducanu now knocking on the door of the world’s top 20.
Kim Clijsters itching to start playing again as she reveals how she drew inspiration from Andy Murray
Kim Clijsters champing at the bit ahead of Chicago match.
Roger Federer calls for change as he shares views about pressure on likes of Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka
Roger Federer on social media and why it is time for change.