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Australian Open 2019: 4 Asian players to watch out for

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14 Jan 2019, 00:27 IST

#3 Hyeon Chung

2019 ASB Classic- H. Chung
2019 ASB Classic- H. Chung

This South Korean player made his way through to the semi-finals of the Australian Open in 2018 completely unannounced. Leaving the crowd astounded with his style of play, he created history by becoming the first Korean player to reach a Grand Slam semi-final.

Chung was an unseeded player when he was playing against his role model, Novak Djokovic, in the fourth round of last year's Australian Open. With a gripping 3 setter that had 2 tie-breakers, Chung's victory gave everyone an idea about his limitless potential.

#2 Naomi Osaka

2019 Brisbane International - Day 7
2019 Brisbane International - Day 7

With a highest ranking of 4 and the title of defending US Open Champion, Naomi Osaka is the woman to fear at this Slam.

Since the retirement of China's Li Na, Asia had been facing a drought in the world of tennis. But Osaka has put Japan on the map in a big way.

By defeating 23-time major champion Serena Williams, Osaka brought Asia to the forefront of tennis once again. Her aggressive playing style coupled with her fantastic serve makes her a strong challenger in Melbourne as well.

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