• February 18, 2019

Naomi Osaka Claims Maiden Australian Open Title

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka beat Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova in a thrilling Australian Open final to win back-to-back Grand Slams and become the new world number one.

Osaka, 21, who triumphed to her maiden Australian Open title after seeing off Kvitova to win 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 6-4, went into the season-opening Grand Slam in Melbourne as world No. 4.

She also made history for herself by becoming the first singles player from Asia to top the tennis rankings on either the men’s or women’s tour.

Cliffird Thudinyane

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