The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local):
Top-seeded Clara Tauson of Denmark has beaten fourth-seeded Leylah Annie Fernandez of Canada 6-4, 6-3 to win the girls title at the Australian Open.
Tauson said she was inspired by Caroline Wozniacki’s run to the Australian Open title last year, which was the Danish player’s breakthrough at a Grand Slam tournament.
“I’ve practiced with her,” Tauson said. “She’s a big inspiration for everyone in Denmark playing tennis and other sports.”
Tauson has won 12 straight junior matches since her exit at the U.S. Open girls’ tournament in the round of 32.
Fernandez reached the semifinals at the French Open junior tournament last year and the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open.
Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova meet in the Australian Open final with a championship and the No. 1 ranking at stake.
Neither has ever won the title at Melbourne Park or been atop the WTA rankings.
Saturday’s matchup is also the first time they have played against each other.
Osaka is trying to win a second consecutive major trophy to go along with the one she earned at the U.S. Open last September. She also would be the first player from Japan to be No. 1.
Kvitova seeks her third Grand Slam title — and the first since she was stabbed in the hand by an intruder at her home in the Czech Republic a little more than two years ago.