The 21 year old Japanese US Open champion Naomi Osaka, dominated Elina
Svitolina to win in straight sets and reach the Australian Open semi-finals.
Osaka overpowered Svitolina triumphing 6-4, 6-1 in Melbourne.
Sixth seed Svitolina, who is still to go beyond the quarter-finals at a
Grand Slam, received treatment for a neck and shoulder injury during the second
Osaka said, “I’m so close and just want to
In the semi-finals Osaka will face Karolina
Pliskova on Thursday after the Czech player defeated Serena Williams.