'I fight hardest in finals' - Osaka's Australian Open warning to Brady

'I fight hardest in finals' - Osaka's Australian Open warning to Brady”

After beating Serena Williams in the semifinals, Osaka had made her intentions clear: "I have this mentality that people don't remember the runners-up".

In a recent interview, Tommy Haas talked about the Japanese and also about other topics.

"I think we see those tears because I think she was disappointed in the way she played", Wilander told Eurosport. I think physically she trusts her movement, she trust her strokes, so I would give the edge over Jen Brady.

"But I don't see any restrictions of her playing well on those surfaces".

Osaka will meet American Jennifer Brady in the Australian Open final on Saturday, having been a model of composure at Melbourne Park so far.

A swinging serve wide to the forehand goes out. I think that's where you sort of set yourself apart.

"We grew up playing junior local tournaments in Florida", she said. In her first ever Grand Slam final, there is no doubt that Brady will feel the goosebumps of the occasion's enormity once she steps onto the courts on Saturday, but if she is able to manage her nerves and continues to play her free-flowing brand of tennis, the American might have a realistic chance of upsetting Osaka.

Osaka wore down fellow big-hitter Brady with consistency, and lifted her racquet above her face in a muted celebration of her win as the crowd roared.

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As well as her previous Grand Slam pedigree, Osaka holds a 20-match winning streak which goes back to early February a year ago.

The pair combined for 70 winners in a two hour, eight-minute skirmish that featured just two breaks of serve. "I mean, I was, like, Okay, she's got something special". The US Open champion is undefeated in three Grand Slam finals and in fact has never lost a major match from the quarterfinals on. "It really was just about making first serves, first ball after that", Brady said in NY.

"Maybe she was the more aggressive player today. I think it was a pretty high-quality match from both of us".

"I play a little bit different now", said Osaka, who is riding an unbeaten 20-match winning streak stretching 12 months.

Brady, 25, struggled as a junior player. Pressure is the unknown variable: How will Brady respond to the jitters of her first Grand Slam final?

Osaka is the more experienced and explosive player. The third-seeded Osaka is bidding to become the first woman since Monica Seles in the 1990s to win her first four major finals.

Osaka has now claimed back-to-back Slams twice and she survived a seesaw start to gain control, reeling off six straight games en route to the title.

The 23 year-old, born in Japan and raised in America, clearly felt the pressure of being the strong favourite but brushed off a first set scare to assert her superior class with the easy power on her groundstrokes.

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