Osaka digs deep against Pliskova to set up Kvitova final

Tennis - Australian Open - Semi-final - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 24, 2019. Japan's Naomi Osaka celebrates after winning the match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka staved off a fightback from Karolina Pliskova to reach her maiden Australian Open final with a 6-2 4-6 6-4 win on Thursday setting up a title clash with double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova. Osaka burnished her reputation as one of the cleanest hitters of the ball in […]

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