BRISBANE, Australia--Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and Madison Keys won quarterfinal matches Friday at the Brisbane International.
Osaka beat Kiki Bertens 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, Kvitova defeated qualifier Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-2 and Keys beat fellow American Danielle Collins 6-4, 6-1. Brady was coming off wins over Maria Sharapova in the first round and top-ranked Ash Barty in the second.
Kimura Takuya will hold a live tour titled 'TAKUYA KIMURA Live Tour 2020 Go with the Flow' in February.
The upcoming tour will be held to commemorate the release of his first solo album "Go with the Flow" (January 8 release). He is scheduled to hold concerts on February 8 and 9 at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium and on February 19 and 20 at Osaka-jo Hall.
Flight operations at Osaka International Airport in western Japan have been disrupted after a knife was found during a security check.
Police were notified on Thursday morning that the knife was found in the bag of a male passenger who had gone through a security gate in the airport's southern inspection area, which is mainly used by All Nippon Airways.
Japan's tennis star Naomi Osaka dropped out of the US Open on Monday after suffering straight set losses to Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the fourth round.
Bencic broke Osaka's serves from the outset. She accurately hit shots deep into the court and from near the net before winning the first set 7-5.
UNESCO's World Heritage Committee met in Azerbaijan's capital Baku on Sunday to screen 35 new nominations. A group of ancient burial mounds in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan is one of them.
The nominations include the Mozu-Furuichi Tumulus Clusters consisting of 49 mounds that were built between the late fourth and late fifth centuries.
A much anticipated meeting is underway on the sidelines of the G20. The leaders of the world's two biggest economies -- currently embroiled in a trade war -- are holding a one-on-one for the first time in nearly seven months.
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are holding talks in Osaka.