Tennis/ Kvitova-osaka: Australian Final From Different Perspectives

TENNIS/ Kvitova-Osaka: Australian final from different perspectives

MELBOURNE, Australia--Petra Kvitova has shed her tears. The tears, for a long time private, were in a very public arena this week.

A violent home invasion that caused serious knife wounds to her left hand was a punctuation point in her career, as she sees it. There's the before--two Wimbledon titles--and her "second career"--which so far is highlighted by her run to Saturday's Australian Open final.

Osaka To Face Kvitova In Australian Open Final

Osaka to face Kvitova in Australian Open final

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka is set to face Czech player Petra Kvitova in the women's singles final of the Australian Open on Saturday.

Osaka, ranked fourth in the world, is the first Japanese player to advance to a singles final at the Australian tournament.

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.

Tennis/ Racket-smashing, Tumbling Osaka Advances At Australian Open

TENNIS/ Racket-smashing, tumbling Osaka advances at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia--Naomi Osaka had the umpire warning her for spiking her racket in the first set, and checking on her welfare when she tumbled near the baseline in the next.

The U.S. Open champion had a topsy-turvy third-round at the Australian Open on Saturday, getting within two games of elimination before finding her range against a tricky Hsieh Su-wei and winning 5-7, 6-4, 6-1.

Nishikori Aims For Australian Open Title

Nishikori aims for Australian Open title

Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori says achieving good results in Grand Slam tournaments has always been his goal, and that he will strive to win the title at the Australian Open which starts on Monday.

Nishikori clinched his first title in almost 3 years earlier this month by winning the Brisbane international tournament.

Japan Looking Into Incoming Australian Pm

Japan looking into incoming Australian PM

The Japanese government is gathering information on how resigning Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's successor will steer the country.

Turnbull is to be replaced by Treasurer Scott Morrison, who was elected leader of the ruling Liberal Party on Friday.

The Venerable Mitsubishi Lancer Will Exit Australian Showrooms Before The End Of 2018

The venerable Mitsubishi Lancer will exit Australian showrooms before the end of 2018

The venerable Mitsubishi Lancer will exit Australian showrooms before the end of 2018 and begin an indefinite hiatus, until a potential successor is created using a platform from its Alliance partners: majority owner Nissan, and French brand Renault.

Production of the small sedan and hatch stopped at the end of 2017, more than a decade into the outgoing car's generational life-cycle, in all factories except for those supplying Taiwan and mainland China.

Australian Retailer Lists South Park For The Nintendo Switch

Australian Retailer Lists South Park For The Nintendo Switch

Last year we're sure that there were some disappointed Nintendo Switch gamers who learnt that South Park: The Fractured But Whole would not be arriving onto the console. Ubisoft who published the game did not comment on the reason why, leaving some to speculate their own reasons behind it.

However it looks like Ubisoft might have had a change of heart. According to a listing by Australian retailer Sanity (via Game Informer), it seems that the company could be bringing the game onto the Switch. The retailer lists the game's shipping date as the 13th of March, 2018, which could be a placeholder date, but at the same time it does seem to be rather specific to be a placeholder.

Broc Parkes To Join Tech3 For Australian Grand Prix

Broc Parkes to join Tech3 for Australian Grand PrixExperienced Australian rider Broc Parkes will fill in for the recovering Jonas Folger in front of his home crowd this weekend at Phillip Island. Folger returned to his native Germany before the Japanese Grand Prix to undertake blood tests for the suspected Epstein Barr virus. Monster Yamaha Tech3 would like to welcome Parkes, who has previously competed in MotoGP in 2014 and who has achieved success in the World Superbike and Supersport leagues. The Australian ace is also a competitive front-runner in the FIM Endurance World Championship for the Yamaha Austria Racing Team having picked up four podiums in fifteen races.

Toyota's Calls Quits On Australian Production After 54 Years

Toyota's Calls Quits On Australian Production After 54 Years

After 54 long years, Toyota has officially ended production in Australia following the closure of the Altona plant near Melbourne.

With Toyota ending manufacturing in Australia and Ford’s similar move in October last year, Holden remains the only major automaker still operating a manufacturing plant in the country. However, the local arm of General Motors will shut up shop on October 20.

2018 Lexus Ls: Australian Details

2018 Lexus LS: Australian details

Some key details about the local version of fifth-generation Lexus LS were revealed at the car’s international launch this week.

The new LS will arrive in Australian showrooms from April 2018 with two drivetrain options: the LS500 with a new 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6, and the LS500h with the same Multi-Stage Hybrid setup we first saw in the LC coupe.

Mazda's Australian Success Due To Consistency, Local Boss Says

Mazda's Australian success due to consistency, local boss says

Mazda Australia believes a core focus on private buyers and consistency in the Australian market are the key ingredients for its success down under, with the Australian market remaining the fourth largest for the Japanese brand globally.

Speaking to CarAdvice at the Mazda technology forum in Frankfurt this week, the recently appointed boss of Mazda Australia, Vinesh Bhindi, said there is no simple answer to why Mazda does so well locally, but it’s a mixture of multiple factors.