Australian Open Tennis Championships

Japan's Naomi Osaka answers questions at a press conference after defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, early Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 26, 2019 - 9:11 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So close to victory, Naomi Osaka suddenly was letting the Australian Open final slip away. Three championship points? Gone. A sizable lead? Soon all gone, too. She was playing poorly. She yelled at herself. Slammed a ball. Tugged at her visor's pink brim. Trudged to the...
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Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic and United States' Rajeev Ram kiss their trophy after defeating Australia's Astra Sharma and compatriot John-Patrick Smith in the mixed doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, early Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 26, 2019 - 9:05 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — First-time partners Rajeev Ram and Barbora Krejcikova are Grand Slam mixed doubles champions. The U.S.-Czech combination beat Australian wildcards John-Patrick Smith and Astra Sharma 7-6 (3), 6-1 to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title on Saturday. Krejcikova, who...
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Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic and United States' Rajeev Ram react during the mixed doubles final against Australia's Astra Sharma and compatriot John-Patrick Smith at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 26, 2019 - 8:33 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:25 a.m. First-time combination Rajeev Ram and Barbora Krejcikova have won the Australian Open mixed doubles title with a 7-6 (3), 6-1 win over Aussie pair John-Patrick Smith and Astra Sharma. It was the...
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic speaks after losing to Japan's Naomi Osaka in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 26, 2019 - 8:11 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Petra Kvitova really wanted to be the Australian Open champion. Of course she did. That she lost the final at Melbourne Park to Naomi Osaka 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 on Saturday night was "painful, for sure," to use Kvitova's words. It was not, however, what caused her eyes to...
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic speaks at a press conference following her loss to Japan's Naomi Osaka in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 26, 2019 - 7:48 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 11:35 p.m. The No. 1 ranking was at stake as well as the Australian Open title, and so Petra Kvitova finished second on both counts after losing to Naomi Osaka. The two-time Wimbledon champion can see the...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka poses with her trophy after defeating Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 26, 2019 - 7:45 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So close to victory, Naomi Osaka suddenly was letting the Australian Open final slip away. Three championship points? Gone. A sizable lead? Soon all gone, too. She was playing poorly. She yelled at herself. Slammed a ball. Tugged at her visor's pink brim. Trudged to the...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka holds her trophy after defeating Petra Kvitova, left, of the Czech Republic during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 26, 2019 - 6:45 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So close to victory, Naomi Osaka suddenly was letting the Australian Open final slip away. Three championship points? Gone. A sizable lead? Soon all gone, too. She was playing poorly. She yelled at herself. Slammed a ball. Tugged at her visor's pink brim. Trudged to the...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after winning the first set against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 26, 2019 - 6:23 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka recovered after wasting three championship points and reasserted herself down the stretch to win the Australian Open for a second consecutive Grand Slam title, edging Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 on Saturday night. The victory allows the 21-year-old Osaka...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka hits a backhand to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 26, 2019 - 6:17 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Naomi Osaka has won the Australian Open for her second consecutive Grand Slam title by beating Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 in the final. The 21-year-old Osaka also becomes the first tennis...
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic hits a backhand to Japan's Naomi Osaka during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 26, 2019 - 5:36 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 9:32 p.m. Petra Kvitova has leveled the Australian Open final at one-set all after saving three championship points against Naomi Osaka. U.S. Open champion Osaka won the first set 7-6 (2) and had match...
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