Melbourne: Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova meet in the Australian Open final with a championship and No 1 on the map.
He has never won the title in Melbourne Park or is at the top of the WTA rankings.
Saturday's match is also the first time they play against each other.
Osaka is trying to win a second consecutive Big Trophy to accompany the one who won the US Open last September. She will also be the first Japanese player to score No. 1.
Kvitova is looking for her third Grand Slam title – the first one after being stabbed in the hand of an intruder in her home in the Czech Republic just over two years ago.
(With entries from the Associated Press)
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