• Kyodo


Ai Sugiyama, who snared the women’s doubles title with her Belgian partner Kim Clijsters at the Wimbledon championships Sunday, made a triumphant return to Japan on Tuesday.

Speaking at a news conference at Narita airport, Sugiyama said with a broad smile, “My soul searching, if you will, over the past few years has finally culminated into bringing a tangible form.”

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.