SHOWS: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (JANUARY 27, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN WOMEN'S TENNIS FINAL WINNER ON BEACH WITH TROPHY 2.
OSAKA OPENING CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE 3.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) AUSTRALIAN OPEN WOMEN'S TENNIS FINAL WINNER, NAOMI OSAKA SAYING: "It means a lot.
I think moments like this are what you train for as a little kid to play the grand slams and to win another one is definitely a dream come true." 4.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) AUSTRALIAN OPEN WOMEN'S TENNIS FINAL WINNER, NAOMI OSAKA SAYING: "For me, I think it's always really incredible whenever you watch athletes play because growing up I always really felt a special connection with them.
I cheered for all my favourites and I felt emotional whenever they won.
So I think to be in that position now for people that cheer for me and feel emotional for me when I win or lose, it's something that I definitely treasure a lot." 5.
VARIOUS OF OSAKA SITTING AND POSING WITH TROPHY IN FRONT OF BEACH BATHING BOX STORY: Naomi Osaka celebrated winning her first Australian Open on Sunday (January 27) by posing with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup in front of Brighton Beach's famous bathing boxes in Melbourne.
The 21 year old defeated Czech Petra Kvitova 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 6-4 in a riveting final on Saturday (January 26) in front of a thrilled audience on Rod Laver Arena.
It was the Japanese player's second Grand Slam title after winning her maiden major at the U.S. Open in September.
But her breakthrough victory in New York was overshadowed by an explosive row between her opponent Serena Williams and the chair umpire Carlos Ramos.
With the win Osaka became Asia's first world number one and the first player of any nation to win her first two Grand Slam titles back-to-back since Jennifer Capriati in 2001.