World number one Naomi Osaka crashed out of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after losing in straight sets to France’s Kristina Mladenovic.
Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka walked away with the trophies after two compelling weeks of action at Melbourne Park.
Naomi Osaka admitted her mind has already wandered to the possibility of a ‘Naomi Slam’ after she won her second consecutive major title at the Australian Open on Saturday.
Naomi Osaka stands at the top of women’s tennis following her victory over Petra Kvitova in the Australian Open final.
Naomi Osaka recovered from a dramatic second-set collapse to defeat Petra Kvitova and be crowned Australian Open champion and the new world number one.
Novak Djokovic was even more ruthless than Rafael Nadal in racing through to the Australian Open final.
Naomi Osaka will aim to show there is a new serial champion in town when she takes on Petra Kvitova in the Australian Open final on Saturday.
Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has said she hopes her sponsors will consult her about how they portray her after an online ad campaign that depicted her with pale skin was taken down following criticism.
Petra Kvitova and Naomi Osaka will do battle for the Australian Open title and the world number one ranking at Melbourne Park on Saturday.
Naomi Osaka kept her hopes of winning back-to-back grand slam titles alive by dispatching Serena Williams’ conqueror Karolina Pliskova to reach the Australian Open final.
Serena Williams refused to blame a jarred ankle after suffering a remarkable Australian Open collapse in the quarter-finals against Karolina Pliskova.
Naomi Osaka extended her winning grand slam run to 12 matches with a dominant victory over Elina Svitolina in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.