Japan's Osaka claims fourth place in women's rankings
Japan's US Open champion Naomi Osaka rose to fourth place in the latest WTA rankings released Monday on the strength of her outstanding form in recent weeks.
Sevastova meets Wozniacki in final, Nishikori faces Medvedev for title
Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia stunned Naomi Osaka of Japan, 6/4; 6/4 and will now face Caroline Wozniacki, who defeated China’s Qiang Wang for the title in women’s finals. Across the Sea of Japan, Kei Nishikori defeated France’s Richard Gasquet to set up a title match with Russia’s Daniil Medvedev. Osaka had survived home crowd’s favourite,…
Osaka apologises over 'emotional' win
US Open champion, Naomi Osaka, apologised to Zhang Shuai for an emotional display in beating the Chinese in Beijing.The 20-year-old Japanese was close to tears at points in her 3-6 6-4 7-5 win in the China Open quarter-finals.
Tearful Osaka survives huge scare to reach Beijing semis
US Open champion Naomi Osaka overcame her emotions to roar back and defeat unseeded Zhang Shuai 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 in a roller-coaster China Open quarter-final on Friday.
Imperious Osaka saunters into China Open third round
Naomi Osaka is keen to move on from the "bittersweet" memories of last month's US Open triumph and she did just that with a ruthless display at the China Open on Tuesday.
Pliskova swaps places with Osaka after Tokyo victory
Karolina Pliskova jumped one spot in the women's tennis rankings on Monday, swapping places with the woman she beat the day before in the Tokyo final, Naomi Osaka.
Wham-bam as Japan's Osaka roars into Tokyo quarters
Japan's Naomi Osaka pulverised Slovak Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the Pan Pacific Open quarter-finals on Wednesday in her first match since her historic US Open triumph.
Japan's Osaka blames US Open tears on 'notorious' nerves
Naomi Osaka has put her US Open tears down to shredded nerves and her natural awkwardness, rather than the tantrum thrown by Serena Williams that overshadowed a historic Japanese win.
Naomi Osaka: The birth of a new tennis star
Standing on the baseline in the largest tennis stadium in the world, the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, 20-year-old Haitian-Japanese, Naomi Osaka, was attempting to do the unthinkable, beat the 23 Grand Slam Champion and multiple Olympic Gold medalist, Serena Williams in straight sets, in front of her home crowd. Born to a Haitian…