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Jan 26, 2019
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Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open Grand Slam Singles title

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In Tennis, Japan's Naomi Osaka today won her maiden Australian Open Grand Slam Singles title at Melbourne.

In the Final, Osaka, seeded fourth, defeated eighth placed Czech Petra Kvitova, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 to become the first Asian player to achieve the world number one ranking.


She will surpass Romania's Simona Halep at the top of the rankings on Monday and become the youngest number one since Caroline Wozniacki in 2010.
 

The Japanese also ed history by becoming the first player since 2001 to win back-to-back Grand Slam titles. Osaka, who won the US Open last year, broke American Jennifer Capriati's 2001 record.
 
The Men's Singles final between world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia and second seed Rafael Nadal of Spain will be played tomorrow.

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