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Australian Open: Petra Kvitova ready for Naomi Osaka onslaught

AFP
Published Jan 26, 2019, 1:40 am IST
Updated Jan 26, 2019, 1:40 am IST
The final on Saturday features two of the game’s biggest hitters in a showdown.
Naomi Osaka (Photo: AFP)
 Naomi Osaka (Photo: AFP)

Melbourne: Czech Petra Kvitova is aiming to rock Japan’s ‘on fire’ Naomi Osaka with an early onslaught in the Australian Open final, predicting the decider will be more slugfest than tactical masterclass.

The final on Saturday features two of the game’s biggest hitters in a showdown for both the Australian crown and the world number one ranking.

 

Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova is on an 11-match winning streak and has been in imperious form at Melbourne Park, where she is yet to drop a set or even be stretched to a tie-break.

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