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Australian Open win marks dawn of Naomi Osaka era

Japan's ace captures spotlight as she joins elite Grand Slam club

Japan's Naomi Osaka sits alongside the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning the Australian Open on Feb. 20.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Winning her second Australian Open title on Saturday, Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka proved no moment is too big for her. She has never lost any of her four Grand Slam final appearances.

"Right now, I'm trying to go for five," she told reporters after the match. "I like to take things not big-picture. For me, I like to live in the moment.

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