'You can't win every week': Federer backs Osaka to shine in spotlight
Roger Federer insisted Friday that Japanese star Naomi Osaka will bounce back from a string of setbacks and thrive in the spotlight of being world number one and a double Grand Slam winner. Osaka, 21, won a second consecutive major at the Australian Open in January, but has since reached just one semi-final on the…
Osaka defeat opens door to number one for Barty in Birmingham
World number one Naomi Osaka succumbed to a straight sets defeat to Yulia Putintseva at the Birmingham Classic on Thursday, handing Ashleigh Barty the chance to end the week on top of the rankings.
French Open: Serena faces more major doubts after Roland Garros shocker
Serena Williams' bid to win a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title was thwarted again when she suffered her earliest exit at the majors in almost five years, leading to more questions over her long-term future at the highest level. Her 6-2, 7-5 French Open third round defeat by US compatriot Sofia Kenin meant that she…
Osaka sent out by Siniakova
Katerine Siniakova of Czech Republic shocked the women’s draw with a 6/4; 6/2 victory on Suzanne Lenglen Court over tournament top seed...
Osaka, Serena hope to return to Roland Garros comfort zone
Top seed and 2016 champion Novak Djokovic continues his bid to hold all four Slams at once for the second time on Thursday.
'Never so nervous' Osaka, Halep survive Roland Garros horror shows
World number one Naomi Osaka was just two points from a sensational Roland Garros exit on Tuesday before securing her place in the second round where she was joined by defending champion Simona Halep who also needed three sets to survive. Top seed Osaka, bidding to add the French Open to her US and Australian…
Nadal sweeps into Italian Open semis as Federer, Osaka pull out injured
Defending champion Rafael Nadal swept into the last four of the Italian Open on Friday as Roger Federer and Naomi Osaka both pulled out injured just a week before the start of the French Open. Eight-time champion Nadal came through 6-4, 6-0 against fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco to set up a rematch with Greek rising…
'Sad and disappointed' Osaka pulls out of Rome in French Open scare
World number one Naomi Osaka said she was "between sad and disappointed" after pulling out of the Italian Open before Thursday's quarter-finals with injury just a week before the start of the French Open.
Osaka into third round as Italian Open resumes after washout
World number one Naomi Osaka eased into the third round of the WTA and ATP Italian Open on Thursday with a straight-sets win over Dominika Cibulkova under the sunshine in Rome after the previous day's play was washed out.