Osaka’s rise: from shy youngster to four-time Grand Slam champion

Reuters 02/21/2021

Naomi Osaka, who swept to her fourth Grand Slam title in as many major finals with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Jennifer Brady on Saturday, has made a rapid and at times uncomfortable climb to the top. The 23-year-old’s…

Osaka beats Brady to win Australian Open

02/20/2021

MELBOURNE—Naomi Osaka gave Jennifer Brady a lesson in Grand Slam tennis as she cruised to a 6-4 6-3 win to claim her second Australian Open title on Saturday and cement her standing as the new queen of…

‘I’m done’: Serena walks out in tears after semifinal defeat

Agence France Presse 02/18/2021

Serena Williams broke down in tears and cut short her post-match press conference after another failed bid to equal Margaret Court’s record Grand Slam haul, calling her defeat to Naomi Osaka “a big error day.” The veteran American’s quest to…

‘A lot of regrets’: Tennis star Naomi Osaka says shyness is holding her back

05/15/2020

Former world number one Naomi Osaka has admitted having “a lot of regrets” and said she’s soul-searching during the coronavirus lockdown for ways to become more assertive. The 22-year-old Japanese, who stormed to prominence by winning back-to-back…

Naomi Osaka reaches quarterfinals at Pan Pacific Open

Associated Press 09/18/2019

OSAKA, Japan — Top-seeded Naomi Osaka reached the quarterfinals at the Pan Pacific Open by beating qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday. Osaka, who was broken twice early in the match, is looking to win her…

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