MELBOURNE – Naomi Osaka was widely praised after beating Petra Kvitova 7-6 (7/2), 5-7, 6-4 to win the Australian Open on Saturday and become the new world number one.
Here is some of the best reaction to the Japanese 21-year-old's achievement:
"Well, after winning the US Open Naomi Osaka became a star. And now, after winning the Australian Open and becoming world number 1, she is a superstar! Congrats Champ"
-- Martina Navratilova
"Your future is so bright, and your talent, drive, and determination will take you far."