Naomi Osaka has won her first WTA title: Indian Wells, BNP Paribas Open 2018 by beating Daria Kasatkina 6-3 6-2
Unseeded Naomi Osaka has won her maiden WTA Title by beating Daria Kasatkina 6-3 6-2 in the final of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
The Japanese youngster, age 20, beat Daria in just one hour and 10 minutes. She dominated on serve to to out-muscle her opponent.
It was the first time two players aged below 21 had played in the final at Indian Wells since Serena Williams, then aged 20, beat 18-year old Kim Clijsters in 2001.
Both players had knocked the top seeded players out of tournament which is played in the desert in California.
Naomi knocked out Agnieszka Radwanska, Sachia Vickery, Maria Sakkari, Karolina Pliskova and Simona Halep.
- Osaka dropped just one set throughout the tournament
- Osaka thrashed world number one Simona Halep in the semi-finals 6-3 6-0
- Osaka's ranking went from world No.44 to No.22 (Up 22 places, in the WTA Rankings), as a result of the victory.
- Osaka is the youngest champion at Indian wells since Ana Ivanovic in 2008.
Naomi with her winners trophy
The two finalists Daria Kasatkina (Left). Naomi Osaka (Right)
The Japanese Champion!
Female Tennis Players (Alphabetical order)
Agnieszka Radwanska | Ana Ivanovic | Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova | Angelique Kerber | Ashleigh Barty | Camila Giorgi | Carla Suarez Navarro | Caroline Garcia | Caroline Wozniacki | CiCi Bellis | Coco Vandeweghe | Daria Gavrilova | Daria Kasatkina | Dominika Cibulkova | Donna Vekic | Elena Vesnina | Elina Svitolina | Eugenie Bouchard | Garbine Muguruza | Heather Watson | Johanna Konta | Julia Goerges | Karolina Pliskova | Katerina Siniakova | Kiki Bertens | Kristina Mladenovic | Laura Robson | Lauren Davis | Madison Keys | Maria Sharapova | Marion Bartoli | Monica Puig | Naomi Broady | Naomi Osaka | Petra Kvitova | Roberta Vinci | Sabine Lisicki | Samantha Stosur | Serena Williams | Shelby Rogers | Simona Halep | Sloane Stephens | Svetlana Kuznetsova | Timea Babos | Timea Bacsinszky | Tsvetana Pironkova | Venus Williams | Victoria Azarenka | Zhang Shuai
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