Osaka silent over ex-coach lawsuit as Miami Open begins
World number one Naomi Osaka refused on Wednesday to become embroiled in a dispute with one of her former coaches who is suing her for 20 percent of her career earnings. Christophe Jean, who helped the Japanese two-time Grand Slam champion when she was a junior, wants at least $2 million of the $10 million…
Osaka turns tables on Mladenovic, Venus rallies at Indian Wells
World number one Naomi Osaka launched her Indian Wells WTA title defense with a 6-3, 6-4 victory in a grudge match against Kristina Mladenovic on Saturday. Osaka, whose second straight Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January propelled her to the top of the rankings, was beaten by 65th-ranked Mladenovic in Dubai last…
World number one Osaka in shock split with coach
World tennis number one Naomi Osaka has split from her coach Sascha Bajin just 17 days after completing back-to-back Grand Slam victories at the Australian Open.
We need more Naomis
The world in 2008 was a very different place, and methinks, much simpler. The worst kind of race argument you could get caught up in and viciously...
All hail ‘new queen’ of grand slams
Naomi Osaka of Japan achieved what the sport has yearned for in the last decade: The advent of a champion from the next generation.
Australian Open winner Osaka leaps to No.1
Naomi Osaka, winner of the Australian Open, has jumped to the top of women's tennis with her beaten opponent Petra Kvitova rising to second in Monday's WTA rankings.
Osaka defeats Kvitova to win second grand slam title
Naomi Osaka of Japan defeated Petra Kvitova from Czech Republic, 7/6(2); 5/7; 6/4 to win by an unrelenting aggressive play from start to finish.Osaka double faulted on first point of the match and faced break danger at 30-40 before surviving to lead 1-0.
'Shocked' Osaka wins Australian Open to become world number one
Japan's Naomi Osaka said she was "in a state of shock" Saturday after holding her nerve to battle past Petra Kvitova to win the Australian Open in a three-set thriller that also delivered her the world number one ranking. The fourth seed and US Open champion triumphed 7-6 (7/2), 5-7, 6-4 in a 2hr 27min…
Epic Serena match left me drained, says Pliskova
Karolina Pliskova's miracle Australian Open comeback against Serena Williams left her physically and mentally drained for Thursday's semi-final loss to Naomi Osaka, the Czech seventh seed said Thursday.
Japan Firm Apologises To Naomi Osaka For 'Whitewash' Spat
Japanese noodle-maker Nissin apologised Thursday for an "anime" advert featuring Naomi Osaka, the tennis star said Thursday, after the firm's portrayal of the half-Haitian player with pale skin sparked accusations of "whitewashing". The cup noodle company, which sponsors the US Open women's champion, found itself in hot water with its cartoon advert also featuring fellow…