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Social media reacts to Osaka winning Australian Open title

Andrew Hendrie in WTA Tour 26 Jan 2019
  • Osaka created history by winning the Australian Open and rising to World No. 1
  • Players took to social media to pay tribute to the Japanese star
Naomi Osaka (Photo Fiona Hamilton/Tennis Australia via Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka became the first woman in 18 years to win her first and second major titles at back-to-back Grand Slams when she captured the Australian Open on Saturday night - read on below as we take a look at how the tennis world reacted to the historic achievement on social media!



Osaka also became the first player representing Japan (man or woman) to rise to World No. 1 in the world after defeating Petra Kvitova in a thrilling three-set final, while she is also the first tennis player of Haitian descent to rise to the top spot.

It wasn’t just tennis figures that took to Twitter to celebrate Osaka’s triumph - the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, was also among those who paid tribute!

Japan's male No. 1 Kei Nishikori and Osaka's coach Sascha Bajin also jumped onto social media to congratulate the 21-year-old.
























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Social media reacts to Osaka winning Australian Open title

Naomi Osaka became the first woman in 18 years to win her first and second major titles at back-to-back Grand Slams when she captured the Australian Open on Saturday night - read on below as we take a look at how the tennis world reacted to the historic achievement on social media!

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