The No. 4-seeded Osaka reached her first semifinal at the Australian Open.

By Associated Press
January 22, 2019

Naomi Osaka has reached her first semifinal at the Australian Open with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Elina Svitolina.

Osaka used her aggressive style and big hitting to compile a 31-11 edge in winners, including eight aces.

The No. 4-seeded Osaka is the reigning U.S. Open champion. She never had been past the fourth round at Melbourne Park.

Svitolina had her neck and shoulders massaged by a trainer during a medical timeout while trailing 3-0 in the second set.

Osaka’s semifinal opponent will be No. 7 seed Karolina Pliskova, who beat Serena Williams 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals.

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