Osaka reaches Australian Open final, closing in on world No. 1 ranking


Naomi Osaka got a bit of a scare against Karolina Pliskova, but she moved on after a three-set win in the Australian Open semifinals. Osaka finds herself in her second straight Grand Slam final at just 21 years old. After winning the US Open in September, Osaka is now trying to win the Australian Open as well. Her opponent will be the eighth-ranked Petra Kvitova, who ended the run of Danielle Collins to make it to the final.