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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 ‘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 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: 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 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...

Naomi Osaka tested by Gauff, wins 3-setter in tour return

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She’s back. Down a set and a break to 17-year-old Coco Gauff, the second-ranked Osaka fought back to pull out a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win at the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday, her first WTA Tour event since the Fr...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...