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Team Yonex Dominates at the Australian Open

Date
29 January 2019

MELBOURNE, Australia — Led by World No. 1 Naomi Osaka (JPN), nine players from Team Yonex combined to win eight titles in Melbourne - the most titles of any brand at this year's Australian Open

Women’s Singles

Naomi Osaka defeated Petra Kvitová in a thrilling three-set match to win her second-straight Grand Slam title. Osaka is the first player since 2001 to win a maiden Grand Slam and immediately back it up by winning the following one. Osaka’s victory moved her to the top of the WTA rankings, becoming the 26th female in history to be World No.1. 

"I had dreams that I would win this tournament," said Osaka. "Every time I have a dream, somehow I accomplish it.”

Men’s Doubles

Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert captured the coveted career Grand Slam in doubles with partner Nicolas Mahut. After winning the French Open last year, the pair had their eyes set on the trophy Down Under. 

"We knew when we won Roland Garros that it was the one missing, so for sure it added maybe a special motivation,” said Herbert.

Girls’ Singles

Denmark’s Clara Tauson won her first junior Grand Slam title. After dropping the first set of the tournament 6-1, Tauson reeled off 12-straight sets to become the 2019 Champion. 

“I kept working hard and had some tough matches in the beginning,” said Tauson, who will focus on a professional schedule in 2019. “I got through it, so I'm very happy about that.” 

Girls’ Doubles

The head-to-toe duo of Adrienn Nagy (HUN) and Nacumi Kawaguchi (JPN) teamed up to win their first career junior Grand Slam doubles title together. The three seeds only dropped one set the entire tournament. 

Men’s Wheelchair Singles

Gustavo Fernandez (ARG) won his second Australian Open singles title with a straight-set victory. 

“I had to work a lot,” said Fernandez. “It’s really really good to be back winning a Grand Slam.”

Women’s Wheelchair Singles and Doubles

Diede de Groot (NED) won her third-straight Grand Slam singles and fourth-straight doubles title in Melbourne to complete the career Grand Slam.

“I really enjoy playing here,” said de Groot. “Of course I’m happy, I played so well today. Winning another title is very special for me, it means so much.”

Quad Men’s Doubles

Heath Davidson repeated as the Quad Men's Doubles champion with his partner Dylan Alcott. 

“I was feeling good,” said Davidson after the match. “I was confident in myself.”