Naomi Osaka has become just the second woman to win four from four Grand Slam finals that she has contested.
Osaka added to her 2019 Australian Open and her 2018 and 2020 US Open titles.
Monica Seles won six straight Grand Slam finals starting with the 1990 French Open and going through to the 1992 French Open. She finally lost in a final at the 1992 Wimbledon tournament.
Osaka started the final serving to love against American Jennifer Brady.
Brady struggled a bit in her opening service game before finally holding.
Osaka pounced in the fourth game breaking Brady to love to move to a 3-1 lead.
The American was able to break back immediately to get herself back into the set, a Brady service hold saw the score at 3-3.
Osaka held and then put the pressure right back on Brady as she brought up a break point at 30-40, but Osaka could not convert, however she did take Brady to deuce a few more times.
In the ninth game Osaka had to fight off a break point before holding to lead 5-4.
A double fault gave Osaka a sniff of a chance when it took the score to deuce before back-to-back forehand errors from Brady saw her concede the opening set after 41 minutes.
The 2019 Champion looked to be cruising toward victory as she held a 4-0 lead and had game point for 5-0.
Brady would however break serve and then hold to get back to 4-2 with Osaka again serving. A hold had Osaka one game away from another title.
The American would hold before Osaka stepped up to serve for the championship.
This time there was no coming back with Osaka serving to love to claim her fourth Grand Slam singles title 6-4, 6-3.
“I didn’t play my last Grand Slam with fans so just to have this energy it means a lot,” Osaka said to the fans during the trophy presentation, cradling the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup.
“Thank you so much for coming. I feel like playing a Grand Slam is a super privilege right now and it’s something I won’t take for granted. Thank you for this opportunity.”
The win took Osaka’s win streak to 21, including another US Open title.