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21 March 2018, 07:59 | Nina Perez
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Japan's Naomi Osaka claimed her first career title with a commanding 6-3, 6-2 victory over Russian Daria Kasatkina in a battle of 20-year-olds at the BNP Paribas Open Sunday.
Osaka's win on Sunday capped a run that included victories over two-time victor Maria Sharapova, No. 5 Karolina Pliskova and top-ranked Simona Halep during the two-week tournament. She left ranked No. 22 and with a $1.3 million check, almost double her career earnings.
Meanwhile it was a dream run for Daria Kasatkina, who ousted three grand slam champions in her previous rounds- Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams and Sloan Stephens. Kasatkina will rise eight spots to No. 11.
"I think we were both nervous at the beginning, because the biggest finals so far, " Kasatkina said. Apologies if this is a very dated reference, but the cadence and rhythm of Osaka's voice makes her sound like Alyson Hannigan's character Michelle in the American Pie films. "She's hitting her forehand, backhand, so she's really tough". Osaka dispatched her good friend Kasatkina in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.
"In one moment you just catch yourself, like, you're in night session, all crowd, you're playing against a legend, and you are in the third set", Kasatkina said.
Osaka and Kasatkina shared a private jet - their first such ride - to South Florida, where they will play in the Miami Open this week.
Kasatkina said: "She was much better today than me, so she really deserved to win". My coach Philippe, my brother Alex, my fitness coach isn't here but still I love him so much.
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