Osaka beats Kvitova to claim Australian Open crown

Naomi Osaka is the Australian Open champion after she edged out Petra Kvitová in three sets.

The Japanese star claimed the first set on a tie-break before the eighth seed fired back to take the second 7-5, saving three championship points in the process.

However, Osaka won the final's deciding set 6-4 to make it back-to-back Grand Slam victories following her triumph at the US Open.

Sunday's men's final sees the top two seeds Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal meet at the Rod Laver Arena.

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