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Osaka-Kvitova in showdown to crown world's best

The winner of Saturday's Australian Open women's final will also topple Simona Halep and become the new No 1 player

It's quite hard to predict which way this final will swing. Either way, this first meeting between Osaka (left) and Kvitova is likely to be a tight and exciting match with much at stake.

WHEN Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova walk out on Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena on Saturday (4.30pm, Singapore time) to contest the Australian Open women's tennis final, it's a showdown that few could have predicted at the start of the two-week tournament.

It's the first time these two players...