US Open

Naomi Osaka headed for big money with Japan, global appeal

Tokyo-based Citizen Watch Co.'s 80,000 yen (USD 700) Naomi Osaka watch is selling out at stores in Japan, thanks to the exposure it got on her wrist at the US Open.

published on : 9th November 2018

Serena Williams​ 'went too far' with US Open final rant: Roger Federer​

Naomi Osaka's 6-2, 6-4 win over Serena Williams quickly became infamous for the American's flare-up in the second set.

published on : 4th November 2018

Tennis world number 3 Caroline Wozniacki reveals rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis

Wozniacki said she initially felt unwell after Wimbledon before waking up during the Rogers Cup in August unable to lift her arms.

published on : 26th October 2018

'Finally clicked': Osaka says better focus behind stellar run

The Japanese will face home hope Zhang Shuai in the last eight in the Chinese capital after Zhang pulled off a shock in defeating three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber.

published on : 4th October 2018

Don't call me cool says 'very emotional' Naomi Osaka

Told that she had been branded "Queen of Cool" by an Australian tennis magazine, the 20-year-old looked startled.

published on : 3rd October 2018

US Open title 'not the happiest memory', says Naomi Osaka

Serena Williams's high-profile meltdown made headlines over Naomi Osaka's feat in becoming the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam.

published on : 2nd October 2018

Serena Williams pulls plug on China Open, season looks over

Williams' name, along with that of her sister Venus, did not appear on a list of 64 players ahead of the start of the tournament in Beijing, one of the women's tour's mandatory events.

published on : 28th September 2018

Serena Williams keen to 'move on' from US Open row

Serena Williams lost the decider in straight sets to Japan's Naomi Osaka after a fiery confrontation with chair umpire Carlos Ramos that she later blamed on sexism.

published on : 24th September 2018

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

Czech Republic tennis​ star Barbora Strycova rebuffs Serena Williams'​ 'sexism' charge

Barbora Strycova struck down Serena Williams' 'sexism' charge against Umpire Carlos Ramos during her US Open final match.

published on : 15th September 2018

After Serena Williams episode, US Open umpire Carlos Ramos says he is focusing on 'working again'

Ramos gave Williams three code violations in her straight-set loss to Naomi Osaka last weekend, and the American great argued that she wasn't being treated the same as some male players.

published on : 14th 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
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