Osaka rallies to beat No. 1 Barty for China title
Beijing: Japan’s Naomi Osaka fought back from a set down to beat Australian world No. 1 Ash Barty 3-6 6-3 6-2 in the final of the China Open in Beijing on Sunday. It was world No. 4 Osaka’s second title in the Asian swing after clinching the Pan Pacific Open in Japan last month and she is yet to lose a match since her fourth-round exit at the U.S. Open, extending her run to 10 victories.
In a battle between two of the year’s Grand Slam champions, Australian Open winner Osaka broke the reigning French Open champion Barty three times and dropped serve only once in the one-hour50-minute encounter.
It was Osaka’s second win over a fellow Grand Slam champion at the tournament after she beat US Open winner Bianca