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Osaka crashes out of Olympics as Bermuda celebrate historic gold

Written by on 27 July 2021

Japanese star Naomi Osaka crashed out of the Olympics tennis competition on Tuesday after Flora Duffy delivered gold for Bermuda for the first time in the tiny island’s history. Osaka, who lit the Olympic cauldron in last week’s opening ceremony, produced an error-strewn performance in losing 6-1, 6-4 to Marketa Vondrousova, ending her cherished dream […]

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Osaka still set to play Wimbledon, say organisers

Written by on 16 June 2021

Wimbledon organisers say Japanese star Naomi Osaka is still down to play at the Grand Slam event which starts later this month and has not given any indication she will skip it. The 23-year-old four-time Grand Slam winner said following her withdrawal from the French Open that she was taking some time out of the […]

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Naomi Osaka Withdraws From Berlin Tournament

Written by on 7 June 2021

Naomi Osaka has pulled out of next week’s Berlin WTA grasscourt tournament in the wake of her controversial exit from the French Open, organisers confirmed Monday. “We have received notification that Naomi Osaka cannot start in Berlin. After consulting her management, she will take a break,” said a spokesman for the Berlin tournament, which starts […]

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Sympathy For Osaka In Japan Over French Open Withdrawal

Written by on 1 June 2021

Japanese fans and public figures rallied in support of tennis star Naomi Osaka on Tuesday, offering sympathy after she withdrew from the French Open and opened up about her battles with depression. The four-time Grand Slam winner’s career is followed closely in Japan and the controversy in Paris, which followed her refusal to attend press […]

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Naomi Osaka crashes out of Italian Open

Written by on 12 May 2021

Japan’s Naomi Osaka crashed out of the Italian Open on Wednesday after a 7-6 (7/2), 6-2 second round defeat to American Jessica Pegula in the clay-court warm-up ahead of Roland Garros. The four-time Grand Slam winner, seeded second in the Italian capital, had received a first-round bye, but was unable to find her way back […]

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Naomi Osaka Advances While Barty Ousts Azarenka At Miami Open

Written by on 30 March 2021

Reigning US and Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka advanced to the Miami Open quarter-finals on Monday, stretching her win streak to 23 matches by defeating Belgian 16th seed Elise Mertens 6-3, 6-3. The second-ranked Japanese star will next face Greek 23rd seed Maria Sakkari, who outlasted US 29th seed Jessica Pegula 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (8/6) […]

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Japan’s Osaka Dominates Brady To Win Australian Open

Written by on 20 February 2021

Japan’s Naomi Osaka dismissed Jennifer Brady in straight sets to win the Australian Open and underline her growing hold on women’s tennis on Saturday. Osaka edged a tight first set but controlled the second to win 6-4, 6-3 in 77 minutes in front of 7,381 fans at Rod Laver Arena. Third seed Osaka preserves her […]

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Osaka Hails Hashimoto Appointment As Boost For Equality

Written by on 18 February 2021

Japanese tennis superstar Naomi Osaka Thursday welcomed the resignation of gaffe-prone Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori and his replacement by a woman as a big boost in the drive for equality. Mori, 83, quit last week over widely condemned sexist remarks after saying that women “have difficulty” speaking concisely, “which is annoying”. It sparked a […]

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Australian Open: Naomi Osaka through to semi-finals with comfortable win over Hsieh Su-wei

Written by on 16 February 2021

Naomi Osaka crushed the artistry of Hsieh Su-wei as she charged into the Australian Open semi-finals and a showdown against Serena Williams. Osaka, the 2019 champion, stretched her winning streak to 19 consecutive matches, as the Japanese ace used her experience of previous struggles to swiftly dispatch Chinese Taipei’s Su-wei 6-2 6-2. Her win over […]

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Osaka Says She’s Done Chasing World Number One

Written by on 6 February 2021

Naomi Osaka insisted Saturday she wasn’t consumed by returning to world number one, revealing her top priority was greater consistency as she eyes a second Australian Open title. The world number three is widely seen as a frontrunner at Melbourne Park, having gone 14 matches unbeaten — including the US Open final — before withdrawing […]

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