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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Medvedev advances to W&S quarterfinals; Osaka knocked out

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He’s just making it look that way. Medvedev, the 2019 champion and last year’s runner-up to Novak Djokovic, advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tune-up event Thursday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Grigor Di...

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 ‘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 acknowledges she needs to change her mindset ahead of US Open

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Osaka on Sunday opened up about her personal struggles dealing with the media and the criticism she received for boycotting press availabilities and dropping out of the French Open and Wimbledon. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ...

Naomi Osaka conflicted over holding the Tokyo Olympics

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The second-ranked tennis player, who represents Japan, was asked about the games at the Italian Open on Sunday. "Of course I would say I want the Olympics to happen, because I’m an athlete and that’s sort of what I’v...

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 denies Serena Williams a shot at record-tying 24th major title at Australian Open

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Serena Williams has been denied her opportunity to match Australian Margaret Court's record of 24 major singles titles after she was beaten by 23-year-old Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Thursday....

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...

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...

Naomi Osaka says the press conference format is in ‘great need of a refresh’

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Naomi Osaka says the press conference format between journalists and athletes is "out of date," as the Japanese star penned a first-person essay on mental health in TIME magazine's latest issue. The four-time grand ...

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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