EFEMelbourne, Australia

The American Amanda Anisimova was confirmed as the revelation of the Australian Open after knocking out another favorite in reigning champion Naomi Osaka, 4-6, 6- 3 and 7-6(6) and will face local and world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty.

Japan's Osaka will now be out of the top 80 positions on the WTA list, making it difficult for her to qualify for the most important tournaments of the year.EFE

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