Kvitová to face Osaka in Australian Open final, Plíšková out

Czech tennis star Petra Kvitová has reached the Australian Open finals, after defeating her unseeded American opponent Danielle Rose Collins by a score of 7-6, 6-0.

It is the first time Kvitová has made the finals in Melbourne and her third overall appearance in a Grand Slam tournament.

Her compatriot Karolína Plíšková lost her own semi-final match in Melbourne on Thursday to Japan's Naomi Osaka in three sets, by a score of 2-6, 6-4 and 4-6.

The final between Kvitová and Osaka takes place on Saturday.