Australian Open 2019, Naomi Osaka vs Petra Kvitova final, highlights: Japanese star claims first title in Melbourne

Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova meet in the Australian Open final with a championship and the No 1 ranking at stake. Catch our live blog of the 2019 Australian Open women's final here:

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Australian Open 2019, Naomi Osaka vs Petra Kvitova final, highlights: Japanese star claims first title in Melbourne
  • Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova meet in the Australian Open final with a championship and the No 1 ranking at stake.

  • Neither Naomi Osaka or Petra Kvitova has ever won the title at Melbourne Park or been atop the WTA rankings.

  • Osaka is trying to win a second consecutive Major trophy to go along with the 2018 US Open title. She also would be the first player from Japan to be No 1.

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Jan 26, 2019 - 17:28 (IST)

That's it from us here!

Congratulations to Naomi Osaka and commiserations to Petra Kvitova. We'll be back tomorrow for the men's singles final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Goodbye!

Jan 26, 2019 - 17:21 (IST)

Naomi Osaka with an Australian Open winner's speech for the ages!

Jan 26, 2019 - 17:19 (IST)

Naomi Osaka wins the 2019 Australian Open!

 

Jan 26, 2019 - 17:19 (IST)

Naomi Osaka wins the 2019 Australian Open!

 
Sacha Bajin is Naomi Osaka's coach

Jan 26, 2019 - 17:18 (IST)

Naomi Osaka wins the 2019 Australian Open!

 

Jan 26, 2019 - 17:15 (IST)

Naomi Osaka wins the 2019 Australian Open!

Jan 26, 2019 - 17:14 (IST)

Jan 26, 2019 - 17:10 (IST)

Naomi Osaka wins the 2019 Australian Open

Jan 26, 2019 - 17:06 (IST)

Naomi Osaka wins the 2019 Australian Open!

Click here to get the latest updates from Sunday's Australian Open Men's Singles final, where Novak Djokovic will face Rafael Nadal.

Melbourne: Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova meet in the Australian Open final with a championship and the No 1 ranking at stake.

Neither has ever won the title at Melbourne Park or been atop the WTA rankings.

Saturday's matchup is also the first time they have played against each other.

Osaka is trying to win a second consecutive Major trophy to go along with the one she earned at the US Open last September. She also would be the first player from Japan to be No 1.

Kvitova seeks her third Grand Slam title — and the first since she was stabbed in the hand by an intruder at her home in the Czech Republic a little more than two years ago.

(With inputs from The Associated Press)

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