17-match win streak
13-win streak in deciding sets
8-win streak vs top 10 (Bianca was perfect 8-0)
Bibi had not lost since March 25 which means, after taking couple months off, she won Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Toronto, Cincy, US Open and Wuhan. Osaka ended such a great historic run we will not see in a very long time.
Bibi with questionable tactics in all 3 sets after going up a break and then starting bashing too much. Either she was low on energy to rally, or something else, I found it a tad strange.
I am not a fan of this result in terms of YE#1 because Bianca's loss pretty much assures Barty or Pliskova getting it which just doesn't feel right. We've used to have proper top players with this accolade. Ash did get a Slam alright, albeit with International tier draw, but Kaja has never won anything above P5.