TWO-time major champion Naomi Osaka moved on to her fourth coach in less than a year, hiring Wim Fissette, who has worked with several Grand Slam winners in the past.Osaka's agent confirmed the move on Sunday.The former ...
Dec 16, 2019
SHENZHEN, China - World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty was upset by late substitute Kiki Bertens, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, at the WTA Finals on Tuesday.Bertens arrived at the elite tournament as an alternate, and has suddenly jumped into title contention ...
Oct 30, 2019
NEW YORK - Naomi Osaka's achy left knee didn't let her serve without pain, so she didn't practice that key part of her game leading into the US Open. The knee also prevented her from covering the ...
Sep 3, 2019
NEW YORK - Naomi Osaka looked across the net after ending Coco Gauff's US Open in the third round Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) and saw the tears welling in the 15-year-old American's eyes.Osaka also saw ...
Sep 1, 2019
NEW YORK - Coco Gauff pumping her fists and screaming "Come on!" to celebrate a Grand Slam victory is already becoming a regular occurrence. At 15, she's now the youngest player to reach the US Open's third round since ...
Aug 30, 2019
NEW YORK - Defending champions Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic are the No. 1 seeds for singles play in the US Open.Osaka, who beat Serena Williams in last year's final for her first Grand Slam title, recently regained the top ...
Aug 22, 2019
TORONTO - Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals, beating soon-to-be-top-ranked Naomi Osaka of Japan, 6-3, 6-4, on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time) in a rematch of their US Open final.Williams faced Osaka for the ...
Aug 10, 2019
TORONTO - Ashleigh Barty lost, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4, to American Sofia Kenin in second-round play at the Rogers Cup on Tuesday, putting the Australian's No. 1 ranking in peril.Current world No. 2 Naomi Osaka of ...
Aug 7, 2019
BIRMINGHAM, England - Naomi Osaka lost in straight sets at the Birmingham Classic grass-court tournament on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) - and could soon lose her No. 1 ranking, too.The two-time Grand Slam champion from Japan never looked comfortable in a ...
Jun 21, 2019
PARIS - Naomi Osaka screamed "Oh, my God!" after one shanked shot. Mouthed something and clasped her hands together, as if praying, after another. There were plenty of deep sighs and exaggerated eyerolls, too.The No. 1-seeded Osaka got off to a ...
May 31, 2019
PARIS - Naomi Osaka's body language made her plight plain. For all she's already accomplished, the internal pressure stemming from aiming to do even more was ruining her debut as the No. 1 seed at a Grand Slam tournament. ...
May 29, 2019
STUTTGART, Germany - Top-ranked Naomi Osaka came from behind in the final set to beat Donna Vekic, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (4), on Friday and reach the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix.Osaka easily won the first set before ...
Apr 27, 2019
MIAMI GARDENS, Florida - The new site for the Miami Open suddenly is missing a lot of star power.Serena Williams withdrew on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time), blaming a previously undisclosed left knee injury. Less than two hours later, top-ranked Naomi Osaka ...
Mar 24, 2019
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Naomi Osaka lost her first match since moving up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings - and first since splitting from her coach.The two-time major champion had trouble with her serve and was beaten 6-3, ...
Feb 20, 2019
NAOMI Osaka surprisingly split from coach Sascha Bajin, a little more than two weeks after she won the Australian Open for a second consecutive Grand Slam title and moved to No. 1 in the WTA rankings."Hey everyone, I will no longer ...
Feb 12, 2019
TOKYO - Japanese fans celebrated Naomi Osaka's Australian Open title on Saturday, saying her win will serve as an inspiration to future generations.Osaka beat Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 to claim a second consecutive Grand Slam ...
Jan 27, 2019
TOKYO - Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka says she hopes her sponsors will consult with her about how they portray her, but her focus is on her game as she heads into the final at the Australian Open.Osaka was asked about criticism ...
Jan 25, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - US Open champion Naomi Osaka has reached back-to-back major finals with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Karolina Pliskova in the Australian Open.The 21-year-old Osaka will play another Czech, two-time Wimbledon ...
Jan 24, 2019
MELBOURNE, Australia - Naomi Osaka has reached her first semifinal at the Australian Open with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Elina Svitolina on Wednesday.Osaka used her aggressive style and big hitting to compile a 31-11 edge in winners, including ...
Jan 23, 2019
It's an interesting question, really: What do the GT-R, Nissan's legendary model, and Naomi Osaka, one of the top tennis players today, have in common? The skill to perform at the highest level? The ability to go ...
Nov 22, 2018
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