A look at the female final.



MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – A quick look at the Australian Open:

ARRIVAL TO SATURDAY

<p clbad = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Twice winner of Wimbledon Petra kvitova faces the US Open champion, Naomi Osaka, in the women's singles final. The eighth seed, Kvitova, returns to a Grand Slam final for the first time since her career at Wimbledon in 2014. She is also the first in what she calls her "second career" after her return from injuries to her hand left. in a home invasion in December 2016. Osaka, fourth seed, is on a 13-game winning streak in Grand Slam matches, and his Melbourne Park career comes after his first major title at the US Open last year. Kvitova is on a streak of 11 consecutive wins after capturing the Sydney International title this season. The players have not met at the level of the tour, but everyone has a good idea of ​​what to expect. Osaka remembers seeing Kvitova win Wimbledon. She is using her victory over another Czech with a great service, Karolina Pliskova, in preparation for Kvitova. This time, however, the ball will come from a different angle. The left-handed Kvitova presents something a little different for Osaka, 21, who claims to be the first woman to win consecutive major titles since then. Serena Williams in 2015. Kvitova will have to be ready for Osaka's background shots and the growing maturity on the court. The winner will also take the No. 1 ranking for the first time. Osaka wants to be the youngest woman since Caroline wozniacki in 2010 to occupy the position number 1. It also pretends to be the first Asian player to occupy the first place. Kvitova, 28, playing her first grand final on a hard court, will be the oldest to debut at number 1 in the women's standings in the Open era. "Data-reactid =" 33 "> Wimbledon twice The winner Petra Kvitova faces US Open champion Naomi Osaka in the women's singles final, eighth seed Kvitova returns to the Grand Slam final for the first time since her career at Wimbledon in 2014. She is also the first in what she calls the "second career" after her return from injuries in her left hand suffered an invasion at home in December 2016. The fourth seed of Osaka is on a 13-game winning streak in Grand Slam matches, with her Melbourne Park career entering the wake of her first major title at last year's US Open.Kvitova has a streak of 11 consecutive wins after capturing the title Sydney international this season.The players have not met at tour level, but everyone has a good idea of ​​what Osaka remembers seeing Kvitova win Wimbledon.She is using her victory over another Czech r with a n great service, Karolina Pliskova, in preparation for Kvitova. This time, however, the ball will come from a different angle. Kvitova, left-handed, presents something a little different for Osaka, 21, who claims to be the first woman to win consecutive major titles since Serena Williams in 2015. Kvitova will have to be ready for Osaka's mighty ground strokes and growing maturity on the court. The winner will also take the No. 1 ranking for the first time. Osaka claims to be the youngest woman since Caroline Wozniacki in 2010 at number one. She also claims to be the first Asian player to take first place. Kvitova, 28, playing her first grand final on a hard court, will be the oldest to debut at number 1 in the women's standings in the Open era.

PROGNOSIS OF SATURDAY

Cloudy morning becoming sunny, high of 25 degrees Celsius (77 Fahrenheit).

Friday time

Very hot before a change of cooling afternoon, high of 43 C (109 F).

FRIDAY RESULTS

<p clbad = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "men's semifinals: No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat No. 28 Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2. "data-reactid =" 39 "> Men's semifinals: No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated No. 28 Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6 -2.

<p clbad = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Women's doubles final: Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai won No 2 Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 6-4. "Data-reactid =" 40 "> End of women's doubles: Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai beat No. 2 Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 6-4.

STATE OF THE DAY

5 – Number of unforced errors of Djokovic in three extremely consistent sets.

DATE OF THE DAY

& # 39; & # 39; Definitely, one of the best matches I've had … on this court & # 39; & # 39 ;: the six-time Australian Open champion Djokovic in his emphatic victory over Pouille.

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