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.
Heather Watson battles past Viktorija Golubic at Birmingham’s Viking Classic
The 29-year-old set up a second-round clash against sixth seed Shuai Zhang in claiming an important win to ease her patchy recent form.
Jack Draper beats Jannik Sinner at Queen’s to secure first ATP Tour singles win
Jack Draper won two tie-breaks to beat Jannik Sinner
All England Club to provide final decision on Wimbledon crowd capacity and Covid-19 protocols soon
Discussions are continuing over Wimbledon crowds.
Exclusive – Judy Murray on how the game’s ‘Big Four’ are still ahead of the pack
“They all have an incredible love of the game,” says Judy Murray.
‘Time for next generation’ – Judy Murray planning to step back from tennis roles
The Scot will be at Queen’s Club to support sons Andy and Jamie.
Andy Murray felt ‘a bit jealous’ watching Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal’s epic French Open semi-final
Murray faces France’s Benoit Paire on Tuesday at the Cinch Championships.
Andy Murray issues less than certain fitness report ahead of his return to action
Andy Murray set for singles return, but not 100%.
Exclusive – Greg Rusedski on the big question Andy Murray has to answer this week
Greg Rusedski believes Andy Murray has one big question to answer.
WATCH: Boy goes berserk after Novak Djokovic gifts racket to him as thanks for ‘coaching’ him during match
“He was coaching me, literally,” says Novak Djokovic.
‘I’ll keep on going. I’ll keep on chasing,’ says Novak Djokovic as he sets his sights on history
World No 1 will bid for a sixth title at the All England Club and third in a row.