Minutes after winning the Australian Open women’s singles crown in one of the most one-sided contests seen in recent years, Naomi Osaka left the crowd in stitches with a hilarious troll of her opponent.
Osaka stepped up to accept her Daphne Ackhurst Memorial Cup and wanted to pay tribute to her American opponent Jennifer Brady.
But what followed was a hilarious moment.
Osaka: “Do you like to be called Jenny or Jennifer?”
Osaka: “Congratulations Jennifer.”
Tennis fans are unsure Osaka heard Brady’s reply before she continued with her speech, but others are convinced the world number three went with the incorrect name deliberately.
But either way, tennis fans saw the lighter side on social media.
Osaka claimed the Australian Open title in just 77 minutes, winning the one-sided contest 6-4 6-3.
Still only 23, Osaka now holds two of the sport’s four biggest trophies and could conceivably secure a non-calendar-year grand slam if she also wins the French Open in June and Wimbledon in July.
“Definitely for me, there’s no reason why I shouldn’t do well in those tournaments,” Osaka said.
“It’s a matter of being comfortable and hopefully as I play more matches on those surfaces I’ll get better.”
Osaka now has four grand slam victories to her name, including two Australian Opens and two US Opens.