Google Fonts and HTTP Requests

Is there a way to reduce the number of HTTP requests that google fonts make? I’m only using one font, open sans but it seems to make a ton of requests and it’s hurting my speed.

I’ve managed to use image sprites to reduce the number of requests for images and I’ve removed Facebook pixel and messenger chat but I’ve heard or a technique called Base64 Encoder but I’m unsure how to utilise it.!


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Any help would be hugely appreciated.