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Osaka reaches 3rd round of US Open after opponent withdraws

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Osaka had been scheduled to face Olga Danilovic of Serbia in the first match of the day at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Instead, the U.S. Tennis Association moved the match between women's No. 12 seed Simona Halep and Kristi...

After win, Osaka skips news conference in Paris, as promised

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That didn't mean she avoided a question about her problems succeeding on red clay. Osaka returned to Roland Garros after skipping the trip last time, turning in a mistake-filled 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory over 63rd-ranked ...

Meghan Markle quietly reached out to Naomi Osaka amid mental health break from tennis

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The four-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1-ranked player thanked a number of famous faces, including the Duchess of Sussex, for their encouragement in an essay for Time magazine’s Olympic preview issue. "I wa...

Naomi Osaka loses in shocking upset at US Open to teen Leylah Fernandez

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In a stunning result, US Open defending champion Naomi Osaka lost her third-round match to Canada's Leylah Fernandez in three sets, as the world No. 3 and four-time major champion uncharacteristically showed signs o...

French Open’s statement following Naomi Osaka quitting amid media boycott backlash

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Following the announcement, French Open organizers released a statement saying that it’s "unfortunate" that she withdrew from Roland-Garros, but they "wish her the best and the quickest possible recovery." CLICK HERE...

Naomi Osaka lights Olympic cauldron to end Tokyo ceremony

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The tennis star is representing Japan as she looks to win her first Olympic medals. She is the No. 2 seed in the Olympic field and will face 52nd-ranked Zheng Saisai on Sunday. Zheng is unseeded in the tournament. CL...

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...

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