Australian Open 2021 women’s singles final: Jennifer Brady v Naomi Osaka – live!

  • Updates from the women’s singles decider at Melbourne Park
  • Daniil Medvedev, the ultimate disrupter, is on brink of history
  • Any thoughts? You can email Emma or tweet @emmavkemp

Our eyes on the ground (belonging to Jonathan Howcroft) tell me the roof is closed on Rod Laver Arena despite there being no rain forecast.

“Now it’s pitch black with eerie dance music and lasers, like being at a nightclub in 1999 listening to Faithless,” he reports.

While we wait, there are a couple of nice previews at your fingertips.

This quote from Osaka earlier in this tournament is intriguing given she had no idea she would eventually face her: “When I’m having a very hard time, I remember my match against Brady. I feel like it helps me out a lot just because I’ve never had to physically and mentally fight so hard. I think about that match a lot sometimes.”

Related: Osaka motivated by memory of US Open semi-final classic against Brady | Tumaini Carayol

Related: Jennifer Brady’s journey from hard quarantine to Australian Open final

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