Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley said the successful completion of the Australian Open despite the ongoing pandemic can serve as a blueprint for other sports.
Naomi Osaka's victory over the 22nd-seeded American Jennifer Brady at a floodlit Rod Laver Arena gave the Japanese third seed her fourth major crown at the age of 23.
The 22-year-old was the first woman to win the US Open singles final from a set down since 1994.
Japan's Naomi Osaka, the fourth seed, has overcome her unseeded opponent 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 inside a near-empty Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows.
Naomi Osaka's move follows similar action taken by the NBA, Major League Baseball and Women's NBA to postpone games in light of recent violence in Wisconsin.
Sofia Kenin counter-punched her way back from a set down against Garbine Muguruza to win her first Grand Slam title with a 4-6 6-2 6-2 win.
Big pay rises are in store for players at January's Australian Open with organisers announcing a boost in the total purse to almost $50 million.
Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the WTA Finals because of a right shoulder injury ahead of her scheduled round-robin match against top-ranked Ash Barty.
Williams will face Canadian Bianca Andreescu for the US Open title as the American sets herself up for another attempt to clinch a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam singles title.
Osaka will face off against unseeded Pole Magda Linette, who she defeated earlier this year on her way to her second Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.
The United States Tennis Association says that this year for the first time at the Grand Slam it will post code violations on the scoreboard as they occur to avoid confusing fans like last year.
Naomi Osaka is the first woman to win two major championships in a row since Williams picked up four straight in 2014-15 and has clearly marked herself as tennis' new star.
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