Naomi Osaka seals place in US Open final with victory over Jennifer Brady
Naomi Osaka held her nerve to reach the US Open final with a hard-fought win against American Jennifer Brady at Flushing Meadows. The 22-year-old will face former world number one Victoria Azarenka in the final after the Belarusian beat Serena Williams in the other semi-final.
Naomi Osaka of Japan taps rackets at center court with Jennifer Brady of the United States after winning their Women's Singles semifinal match on Day Eleven of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
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Osaka has progressed beyond the fourth round of a Grand Slam three times and reached the final on each occasion with two titles to her name.
Now she has the opportunity of a New York double and a third Slam in Saturday's showpiece final.
Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates winning match point during her Women's Singles semifinal match against Jennifer Brady of the United States on Day Eleven of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center