Over the past decade in women’s tennis, there have been memorable moments. The Women’s Game recapped some of the best moments from the last ten years.
Japanese player Osaka pulled off her maiden Grand Slam title victory over the best female tennis player in the Open Era, Serena Williams, at the 2018 US Open.
Osaka’s first Grand Slam win was not only a wonderful personal achievement, but also an achievement for Japanese tennis, as she became the first-ever Japanese player to win a major.
When Osaka arrived at Flushing Meadows in New York she was an up and comer, but at the end of the Grand Slam she had become a household tennis name. A year later in 2019, Osaka won her second major at the Australian Open.
Osaka joined rare company with Chinese woman Li Na after claiming her second Grand Slam win and becoming the second Asian player to have notched up two grand slam titles.
After the Australian Open, Osaka claimed the WTA world number one ranked player spot. It’s hard to believe that Osaka is only 22-years-old and already a global tennis superstar.
Young tennis star on the rise Andreescu made the perfect debut at the US Open in 2019. The Canadian gave it her all against the great Serena Williams in straight sets 6-3 and 7-5.
It was a remarkable run for the 19-year-old who also defeated Swiss and world number 13 Belinda Bencic, world number 25 and Belgian Elise Mertens and former world number one and Danish player Caroline Wozniacki.
Andreescu only dropped two sets for the whole tournament, which was truly superb as she was only 18-years-old at the time. In the next 10 years, we are in for a treat if these best moments over the past 10 years are anything to go by.
There is a lot to look forward to, especially with the change of guard in women’s tennis with Williams at the end of her career and the likes of Osaka, Andreescu and Kenin rising to the peaks of their powers.