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Japan's Naomi Osaka poses with her trophy the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup at Melbourne's Brighton Beach following her win over Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Japanese fans celebrate Osaka’s rise to top

TOKYO (AP) — Led by a congratulatory tweet from the prime minister, Japan reveled in Naomi Osaka's dramatic Australian Open win on Sunday. Osaka beat…

Japan's Naomi Osaka kisses her trophy after winning her match against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova in the Tennis Australian Open Women's Singles Final at the Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Jan. 26, 2019 (REUTERS / Kim Kyung-Hoon / MANILA BULLETIN)

Osaka edges Kvitova to claim Australian Open crown

By Reuters MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Naomi Osaka overcame nerves and a spirited challenge from double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova to claim the Australian Open title…

Rafael Nadal (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Djokovic, Nadal clash in final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It was fascinating to hear Novak Djokovic explain what it will be like to face Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open…

Rafael Nadal (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Djokovic vs Nadal in final

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Novak Djokovic on Friday continued his quest for a record seventh Australian Open crown by swatting aside French 28th seed Lucas Pouille,…

Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after a point against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina (Paul Crock / AFP)

Australian Open: Osaka faces Kvitova in final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka never made it past the fourth round at any of the first 10 Grand Slam tournaments of her career.…

Japan's Naomi Osaka (Jewel SAMAD / AFP)

Japan firm pulls Naomi Osaka ad

Japanese noodle firm Nissin announced Thursday it was scrapping an "anime" advert featuring tennis star Naomi Osaka, after portraying the half-Haitian player with pale skin,…