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  1. Naomi Osaka 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 6-4 Petra Kvitova
  2. Kvitova saves three championship points to force third set
  3. Osaka becomes world number one after winning back-to-back Grand Slam titles

Live Reporting

By Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye!

    We're going to leave this live text here.

    There's a report of that magnificent final over here and if you missed any of it, there's highlights on BBC One at 13:15 GMT.

    We'll be back tomorrow, when Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal try to top the drama of this match.

    Until then...

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    Australian Open champion and world number one.

    What a player.

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    Petra Kvitova will leave Melbourne as the world number two.

    This time last year, she went on a 14-match winning streak.

    I suspect 2019 will hold more of the same.

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    Jeanna Louise Skinner: I want to be Naomi Osaka when I grow up. I'm 41.

    Josh Peters: Petra, you're such an inspiration, hard luck.

    Abisoladot: Congrats Naomi simply a great performance and we are proud of the great player you are becoming.

  5. 'I forgot what I was meant to say!'

    Kvitova 6-7 (2-7) 7-5 4-6 Osaka

    More from Naomi Osaka: "I want to thank everyone, you make this tournament possible. Thanks to my team (nervous giggle). I don't think I would have made it through this week without you. Behind a tennis player is always a great team so thank you.

    "I read notes before this but I still forgot what I was meant to say! Thank you everyone, I am really honoured to have played in this final."

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    Petition for Naomi Osaka to give all speeches forever.

  7. 'Behind a player is always a great team'

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    Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka: "Erm, hello. Sorry, public speaking isn't my strong point so I hope I can get through this!

    "I wouldn't have wanted this to be our first match but huge congratulations to you [Kvitova] and your team. You are amazing and I am honoured to have played you in a Grand Slam final.

    "Thank you for coming and watching. It's really hot all the time."

    *She pauses to hand over the trophy to someone*... "Oh thank you!"

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    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent at Melbourne Park

    What happens at Roland Garros you wonder?

  9. 'Thank you for sticking with me'

    Kvitova 6-7 (2-7) 7-5 4-6 Osaka

    More from Petra Kvitova: "It has been a great tournament for me. Of course I need to thank my family and friends. They were supporting me throughout. Thank you to everyone who made this possible. I always love to come back and play here.

    "And to my team, thank you for everything. But mostly, thank you for sticking with me even though we didn't know if I was able to hold a racquet again.

    "You were supporting me every single day and staying positive for me which I really needed. It wasn't easy so thank you so much. Hopefully we'll be healthy and we'll see you next year."

    Petra Kvitova
  10. 'I can't believe I was in a final again'

    Kvitova 6-7 (2-7) 7-5 4-6 Osaka

    Runner-up Petra Kvitova: "It's crazy. I can't believe I have just played in the final of a Grand Slam again.

    "It was a great final. Well done Naomi. To her team as well, you really played well. Congratulations for being world number one as well."

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    "Um, hello! Public speaking isn't really my strong side," says Naomi Osaka.

    She's great.

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    Kvitova 6-7 (2-7) 7-5 4-6 Osaka

    Kvitova thanks her team for standing by her "even when we didn't know if I would be able to hold a racquet again".

    She tears up, and the crowd give her a long standing ovation as she composes herself.

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    Kvitova 6-7 (2-7) 7-5 4-6 Osaka

    A member of the crowd shouts out "we love you, Petra!"

    "Thank you!" is the reply.

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    Kvitova 6-7 (2-7) 7-5 4-6 Osaka

    Petra Kvitova is coming up receive her runner-up trophy.

    She stops to talk to the young tennis player who is up on the stage, and then she gets a hug off Li Na.

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    Pravesh Dodia: Osaka, Osaka, Osakaaaa! Truly deserved! Amazing performance from both ladies! Absolute athletes!

    Jackie Clarke: Well done to her. My goes out to Kvitova... Don't worry, Wimbledon is waiting for you..

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    Li Na will be presenting Naomi Osaka with the Australian Open trophy.

    Meanwhile, a word from Osaka's coach, Sascha Bajin...

    View more on twitter
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    Kvitova 6-7 (2-7) 7-5 4-6 Osaka

    The winning moment.

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    Kvitova 6-7 (2-7) 7-5 4-6 Osaka

    We've just seen a shot of Naomi Osaka going off court at the end of that second set, with tears in her eyes.

    To come back from that... it's just remarkable. She played so, so well in that third set.

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    Kim Clijsters

    Four-time Grand Slam champion on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    It's incredible. I am speechless. The way she was able to serve that out and keep her composure after what happened in the second set shows what a great champion she is and that what happened in the US Open wasn't just a one off. She is a great champion and has proven she can be around for a long time. Plenty of Grand Slam finals to come.

    Osaka and Kvitova