21 Jan 2022
Victoria Azarenka compared her bid for a third Australian Open title to climbing a ladder on Friday -- now she needs to make sure she does not fall off.
13 Sep 2020
Naomi Osaka's victory in the US Open was hailed Sunday by media and officials in Japan who broadly welcomed her campaigning for victims of racial injustice and against police brutality. Public broadcaster NHK broke into its regular news programme to flash the news of the 22-year-old's latest Grand Slam triumph, after she beat Victoria Azarenka…
12 Sep 2020
Japan's Naomi Osaka came from a set down to beat Victoria Azarenka of Belarus to win the US Open on Saturday and clinch her third Grand Slam title.
12 Sep 2020
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus defeated Serena Williams 1/6; 6/3; 6/3 to set up a title match with Naomi Osaka who defeated American Jennifer Brady7/6 (1); 3/6; 6/3 in a match played under the roof of Arthur Ashe Stadium as rain poured on Corona Park Flushing Meadows. Osaka won the first set tiebreaker in which she…
11 Sep 2020
Victoria Azarenka came from a set down to stun record-chasing Serena Williams on Thursday and set up a US Open final against Japan's Naomi Osaka.
9 Sep 2020
Serena Williams came from a set down to beat fellow mother Tsvetana Pironkova and reach the semi-finals of the US Open on Wednesday. The American third seed overcame the unseeded Bulgarian 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in 2hr 12min inside Arthur Ashe Stadium. Williams will play either former world number one Victoria Azarenka or 16th seed Belgian…
29 Aug 2020
Japan's Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from Saturday's Western & Southern Open final due to a left hamstring injury, meaning Victoria Azarenka takes the title by walkover. "I'm sorry to have to withdraw today with an injury," Osaka said. "I pulled my left hamstring yesterday in the second set tiebreak and it has not recovered overnight…
28 Aug 2020
Japanese fourth seed Naomi Osaka won the semi-final match she once vowed not to play, defeating Belgium's Elise Mertens on Friday to reach the ATP and WTA Western & Southern Open final.
20 Mar 2019
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…
9 Mar 2019
Serena Williams out-gunned Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-3 in an electrifying clash of former world number ones on Friday to reach the third round at Indian Wells.
19 Feb 2019
World number one Naomi Osaka says she was not willing to “sacrifice” her happiness following her surprise split from coach Sascha Bajin last week. Osaka split with Bajin 16 days after winning the Australian Open, which sealed back-to-back major titles after she won her first at the 2018 US Open. “Everyone thinks it was a…
30 Dec 2018
Venus Williams and Victoria Azarenka have been drawn to face each other in a blockbuster first-round clash at the WTA ASB Classic, which starts in Auckland on Monday.