Naomi Osaka

US Open champion Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open with injury

Japan's Osaka made the announcement just days after lifting her third major title behind closed doors at the US Open in New York, the first Grand Slam tournament possible since the pandemic.

published on : 18th September 2020

Japan celebrates Naomi Osaka; Sponsors cautious about activism

Osaka's corporate sponsors are muted in backing — or understanding — her campaign against racial injustice in the United States.

published on : 14th September 2020

Naomi Osaka makes major statement at US Open

On the first day of the US Open, Naomi Osaka came on to court wearing a face mask with the name Breonna Taylor written across it.

published on : 14th September 2020

Naomi Osaka wears Kobe Bryant jersey at press conference after winning US Open title

Osaka won her third career Grand Slam title after securing a win over Victoria Azarenka in the final of the US Open.

published on : 13th September 2020

US Open winner Naomi Osaka hints at more race activism

Osaka, of Japanese and Haitian heritage, wore different masks honoring victims of systemic racism and police brutality in the United States in each of the tournament's seven rounds.

published on : 13th September 2020

Naomi Osaka beats Victoria Azarenka in US Open final to clinch third Grand Slam

Osaka, the fourth seed, overcame her unseeded opponent 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 inside a near-empty Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows.

published on : 13th September 2020

Helped by net, bad call, Naomi Osaka gets past Jennifer Brady in US Open semis

The match was played with the retractable cover at Arthur Ashe Stadium shut, and rain loudly pelted the roof.

published on : 11th September 2020

Naomi Osaka wears mask in memory of Breonna Taylor at US Open

By the time the US Open fortnight is over, Osaka says she hopes to have honored the memory of six other victims of racial injustice.

published on : 1st September 2020

WTA rankings: Ashleigh Barty tops list as injured Naomi Osaka breaks into top ten

Karolina Pliskova, the world number three, is the highest-ranked player and top seed going into the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. 

published on : 31st August 2020

Naomi Osaka shocked as Spain seize Fed Cup lead over Japan

World number 78 Sara Sorribes Tormo capitalised on a careless performance from Osaka, who made an astonishing 50 unforced errors in the 15 games.

published on : 8th February 2020

15-year-old Coco Gauff upsets title-holder Naomi Osaka at Australian Open

The 15-year-old American became the youngest player to beat a top-five opponent in a women's tour-level match since Jennifer Capriati did it at 15 in 1991.

published on : 24th January 2020

Racquet-kicking Naomi Osaka tees up potential Coco Gauff clash at Australian Open

Naomi Osaka dealt better with the blustery Melbourne conditions to defeat China's 42nd-ranked Zheng Saisai 6-2, 6-4. 

published on : 22nd January 2020

Naomi Osaka makes net-busting start to Australian Open title defence

Naomi Osaka, the world's second highest-paid female athlete after Serena Williams, powered through 6-2, 6-4 in 80 minutes.

published on : 20th January 2020

Win with Wim: New coach buoys Naomi Osaka's Australian Open defence

Osaka had a rollercoaster 2019, winning in Melbourne and topping the world rankings but then ploughing through three coaches.

published on : 16th January 2020

'Near death' experience gives Naomi Osaka new perspective in 2020

Osaka held the No. 1 ranking at the end of last January and finished 2019 at No. 3, after withdrawing from the WTA Finals because of a shoulder injury.

published on : 5th January 2020
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