Osaka Advances To Semifinals In Australian Open

Osaka advances to semifinals in Australian Open

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka has advanced to the women's singles semifinals in the Australian Open for the first time.

Osaka, ranked fourth in the world, beat seventh-placed Elina Svitolina from Ukraine in 2-0 straight sets in the quarterfinal on Wednesday.

Osaka won the first set 6-4 and the second set 6-1.

She is aiming for her second Grand Slam title following her victory in the US Open last year.