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.
Japan's Osaka beats gremlins to reach Tokyo semi-finals
Japan's Naomi Osaka exuded a major champion's aura Friday as she dispatched Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-4 to reach the Pan Pacific Open semi-finals, despite being nowhere near her best.
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…
Ripples of the U.S. Open’s women finals
History was made in many fronts when Naomi Osaka defeated her idol, Serena Williams to win her first major title. As her triumph heralded the advent of a new generation in the women’s game, the ripples of the controversial match continue to dominate the world of tennis. It has pitched the sport’s governing body, International…
'Serena was wary' - Osaka tipped as Japan's first world number one
After going from goofball to Grand Slam champion, Naomi Osaka can follow her historic US Open triumph by becoming Japan's first world number one, predicts Japanese tennis great Kimiko Date.
Serena, Naomi Osaka in dream final clash at U.S. Open
The greater part of their story is ready even before the first ball is struck on Saturday night for the women’s title. It consists of Serena’s inspirational role for young girls worldwide and the dream of one of those dewy-eyed inspired ones.
'I love you', Osaka tells US Open final opponent Serena
Naomi Osaka told US Open title opponent Serena Williams "I love you" just moments after she became the first Japanese woman to reach a Grand Slam final.