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Pan Pacific Open: Dominika Cibulkova to get first shot at US Open champ Naomi Osaka

Cibulkova will get her first crack at newly crowned US Open champ Osaka after squeaking into the last 16 of the Pan Pacific Open.

published on : 17th September 2018

Naomi Osaka blames US Open tears on 'notorious' nerves, stands by Serena Williams

Osaka has refused to blame her childhood idol, who called chair umpire Carlos Ramos a "thief" in an astonishing rant triggered by a code violation for coaching that culminated in a docked game.

published on : 17th September 2018

Tennis star Naomi Osaka named Nissan ambassador, gives hope to biracial Japanese

Nissan said the passionate videogame player and Beyonce fan would appear in global promotions and advertising in its three-year contract.

published on : 13th September 2018

Naomi Osaka's US Open win re-opens identity discussion in Japan

Osaka's victory also challenges Japanese attitudes about identity in a homogeneous culture that is being pushed to change.

published on : 13th September 2018

Naomi Osaka has no regrets over chaotic US Open final against Serena Williams

The 20-year-old melted hearts when she broke down sobbing after thrashing her idol 6-2, 6-4 to become Japan's first Grand Slam singles champion in New York last weekend.

published on : 13th September 2018

Serena Williams' US Open sexism row latest to put tennis umpires in spotlight

Williams, whose bid to match all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles was at least temporarily thwarted by Naomi Osaka, made no bones about her belief that sexism played a role in the code violations.

published on : 11th September 2018

Naomi Osaka charms Japan with her manners and broken Japanese

National pride - at least for now - is overriding questions of cultural identity and what it means to be Japanese.

published on : 10th September 2018

US Open champion Naomi Osaka tipped as Japan's first world number one

Though Osaka's moment of glory was overshadowed by Serena Williams' meltdown during her stunning 6-2, 6-4 upset of her idol at the weekend, the 20-year-old demonstrated she has the game.

published on : 10th September 2018

Mother of all meltdowns: Did Serena Williams overstep the mark at US Open?

National Organization of Women president Toni Van Pelt weighed in with a statement calling for the USTA to sever any ties to Ramos for "a blatantly racist and sexist move".

published on : 10th September 2018

Revisiting four Grand Slams, four events in 'sexism' rows

Serena Williams's claims of sexism during her spectacular US Open final meltdown follows similar controversies at the season's three other Grand Slams.

published on : 10th September 2018

Champion Naomi Osaka 'grateful' for US Open chance

US Open champion Naomi Osaka tweeted Sunday she was "grateful" for the chance to take on childhood hero Serena Williams for her first Grand Slam title.

published on : 10th September 2018

Sweat, friends and bagels: The making of Japan's tenis sensation Naomi Osaka

In an age of robotic press conferences, Osaka breezes in, confesses to being fond of sweating, eating 500 bagels a day and having only one friend.

published on : 9th September 2018

Naomi Osaka shows killer instinct, soft heart in Grand Slam breakthrough against idol Serena Williams

Osaka, 20, looked nothing like a kid as she took the court aiming to become Japan's first Grand Slam winner.

published on : 9th September 2018

Naomi Osaka's US Open win: rare good news in disaster-hit Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe led the praise, taking to Twitter to congratulate Osaka after her 6-2, 6-4 win in New York.

published on : 9th September 2018

After missing out record 24th title, Serena Williams accuses tennis of sexism

The 36-year-old was handed a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling umpire Carlos Ramos a liar and a thief.

published on : 9th September 2018
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