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Fernandez, 18, beats Kerber at US Open to follow Osaka upset

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . With grit and guile, and a veteran's poise in the face of a big deficit against a much more accomplished opponent, the unseeded Fernandez grabbed the last five games to defeat 20...

Tennis officials in Naomi Osaka saga ‘needed to be more compassionate,’ ex star says

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Shriver, who won four French Open doubles titles, told the New York Post that tennis officials needed to be "more compassionate" in this situation. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . "They needed to be more comp...

Naomi Osaka crowned an Opening Ceremony filled with dramatic moments

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Amy Bass (@bassab1) is a professor of sport studies at Manhattanville College and the author of "One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together" and "Not the Triumph but the Struggle: Th...

Naomi Osaka still haunted by Serena Williams debacle, ex-USTA chair says

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Adams became part of the post-match controversy. The first chapter of "Own The Arena’’ shows how much it affected her life. A former WTA doubles champion voted one of the "most powerful women in sports," Adams believ...

French tennis boss takes heat for avoiding press questions after Naomi Osaka criticism

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Moretton called Osaka’s decision last week to boycott the media a "phenomenal mistake." After Osaka decided to withdraw from the event, Moretton expressed regret. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . "We are sorry...

Naomi Osaka ‘happy again’ after Olympics victory

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Osaka withdrew from the French Open amid intense scrutiny over her decision to forgo media appearances. She skipped Wimbledon earlier this month as well. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . On Sunday, Osaka sp...

Naomi Osaka withdraws from next month’s Indian Wells tourney

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The withdrawal was announced by the official Twitter feed for the hard-court tournament at Indian Wells, which is scheduled for Oct. 4-17 after twice being delayed during the coronavirus pandemic. Osaka is a four-tim...

Naomi Osaka, admitting depression, double-faulted by stiffing the press

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But what came back at her was a barrage of criticism that wound up knocking her out of a major tournament and, for now, the game of tennis itself. In the process, the 23-year-old superstar revealed that she is suffer...

Naomi Osaka will leave Tokyo Olympics without a medal, loses in 3rd round to Marketa Vondrousova

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Naomi Osaka will leave the Tokyo 2020 Olympics without a medal, as the four-time major champion was upset in the third round Tuesday by Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic. Vondrousova, a 2019 French Open fina...

Naomi Osaka secures win in first appearance after four-month break from tennis

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Naomi Osaka made a triumphant return to tennis in her first match since her hiatus from the sport, defeating Alizé Cornet in the 2022 Melbourne Summer Set. In her first match since September -- when she announced s...

Bubba Watson says anxiety struggles of Naomi Osaka ‘hits a little close to home’

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Watson said her now publicized issues with anxiety, "hits a little close to home for me." "As someone who struggles with anxiety, my heart goes out to Naomi Osaka," he wrote on Twitter. "I applaud her for prioritizin...

Naomi Osaka: High pressure of Olympics ‘a bit much’

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The second-ranked Japanese tennis star lost 6-1, 6-4 to the former French Open finalist. She said after the match she was starting to feel some of the pressure as being one of the faces for the Games. Osaka lit the O...

Naomi Osaka successfully starts her Australian Open defense

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And it got started in a big way, with a combined 64 matches scheduled on Day 1 in both men’s and women’s brackets. Naomi Osaka started her title defense by winning the first five games on the way to a 6-3, 6-3 victor...

Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon to take ‘personal time,’ will compete at Olympics

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Osaka, who recently withdrew from the French Open because of her decision not to fulfill her media requirements, announced in a statement through her team that she would not participate at Wimbledon later this month ...

Naomi Osaka to donate prize money to Haitian earthquake relief efforts

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Naomi Osaka has pledged to donate her earnings from next week's Western & Southern Open to support earthquake relief efforts in Haiti, the Caribbean nation her father hails from. The four-time Grand Slam champion...

American Amanda Anisimova upsets Naomi Osaka at Australian Open

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The 20-year-old Anisimova beat the two-time Australian Open winner 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) to capture one of the biggest wins of her career. She came into the tournament ranked 60th in the world. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS...

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