Osaka edges Kvitova to claim Australian Open crown

Tennis - Australian Open - Women's Singles Photo Shoot - Brighton Beach, Melbourne, Australia, January 27, 2019. Japan's Naomi Osaka poses with her trophy. REUTERS/Edgar Su

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Naomi Osaka overcame nerves, tears and a spirited challenge from double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova to claim the Australian Open title with a 7-6(2) 5-7 6-4 win on Saturday. It was a second successive Grand Slam crown for the Japanese, after her U.S. Open triumph in September, and she became the first […]

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