PARIS – Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal get their French Open campaigns underway Tuesday with the tournament still reeling from the sensational withdrawal of Naomi Osaka and her revelation that she has been suffering long periods of depression.
Osaka ‘not sure’ Tokyo Olympics should go ahead
ROME– Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has said she is “not really sure” the delayed Tokyo Olympics should go ahead as the city battles a surge of coronavirus cases less than three months before the start of the Games.
Osaka says Serena, Billie Jean inspired her US soccer investment
MELBOURNE – Serena Williams and Billie Jean King, along with Naomi Osaka’s boyfriend, influenced the three-time Grand Slam winner’s decision to become part-owner of soccer team North Carolina Courage, she revealed Sunday. Osaka, the US Open champion, announced the investment…
US Open champion Osaka withdraws from French Open with injury
LOS ANGELES – Freshly crowned US Open champion Naomi Osaka pulled out of the French Open with a sore hamstring on Thursday, in a fresh blow to the coronavirus-hit Grand Slam which is already missing world number one Ashleigh Barty.…
Osaka adds powerful voice against police brutality in US
LOS ANGELES – Two-time Grand Slam tennis champion Naomi Osaka joined the chorus of athletes condemning the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of Minneapolis police, posting pictures of protests from the Minnesota city on her Instagram…
Osaka tops Serena as world’s highest-paid female athlete
NEW YORK – Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the world’s highest-paid female athlete, making $37.4 million (34.3 million euros) in the past 12 months for an earnings record, Forbes magazine reported Friday. The 22-year-old Asian star, a two-time…
Coco Gauff sets up Osaka showdown in Australia; Serena wins
Melbourne, Australia (AP/UNB) — Plenty was going badly for Coco Gauff in the second round of the Australian Open. The double-faults kept coming Wednesday, nine in all. The deficits, too: First, she dropped the opening set against 74th-ranked Sorana Cirstea.…
Stephens beat Osaka in 3 sets at WTA Finals
Singapore, Oct 23 (AP/UNB) — In a match between the last two U.S. Open champions, Sloane Stephens came out on top.
Sevastova beats Osaka 6-4, 6-4 in China Open semifinal
Anastasija Sevastova beat U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-4 Saturday to reach the China Open final.
6.1 magnitude quake hits Osaka
A 6.1 magnitude quake hit the western city during the morning commute. It was the largest since records began in 1923. Three people were reported killed with many more injured. Two men in their eighties died in Osaka City and…