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NAOMI OSAKA

Naomi Osaka hits a backhand during her French Open match against Iga Swiatek last month.
TENNIS
Jun 15, 2024
Osaka out of Wimbledon warm-up after losing thriller
A battling performance by Canadian Bianca Andreescu took her into the semifinals with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3) victory over the four-time Grand Slam champion.
Kei Nishikori servers during his second round match at the French Open last month.
OLYMPICS / Tennis
Jun 15, 2024
Osaka and Nishikori to represent Japan at Paris Games
It will be the second Games for Osaka, who lost in the third round at her home Tokyo Games in 2021.
Naomi Osaka hits a return to Suzan Lamens during their match on Wednesday in Rosmalen, Netherlands.
TENNIS
Jun 13, 2024
Osaka powers into last-eight of Wimbledon warm-up
The four-time Grand Slam winner dispatched home favorite Suzan Lamens 6-2, 6-2 in less than an hour.
Simone Biles, seen after winning the U.S. championship on Sunday, brought greater awareness to the subject of mental health during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
OLYMPICS
Jun 6, 2024
Olympic organizers committed to protecting athletes' mental health in Paris
Research suggests that elite athletes suffer from mental health disorders in around the same proportions as the general population, experts say.
Naomi Osaka hits a return against Iga Swiatek during their second-round match at the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris on Wednesday.
TENNIS
May 30, 2024
Naomi Osaka gains confidence despite losing epic French Open clash against Iga Swiatek
Swiatek, the defending champion, staged an impressive rally for a 7-6 (7-1), 1-6, 7-5 win.
Naomi Osaka plays a forehand return to Lucia Bronzetti during their women's singles match on Day 1 of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris on Sunday.
TENNIS
May 29, 2024
Osaka 'really excited to face' Swiatek at French Open
Osaka will be a big underdog against Swiatek in the pair's first ever meeting on clay.
Naomi Osaka hits a return against Lucia Bronzetti during their match at the French Open in Paris on Sunday.
TENNIS
May 27, 2024
Naomi Osaka overcomes late stumble to make winning start at French Open
Naomi Osaka reached the second round of the French Open for the first time in three years after battling past Italy's Lucia Bronzetti on Sunday at Roland Garros.
Naomi Osaka speaks during a news conference on Saturday ahead of the French Open in Paris.
TENNIS
May 26, 2024
Naomi Osaka hopes dedication to improving on clay pays off at French Open
Osaka said she was encouraged by her progress on clay ahead of the French Open.
Naomi Osaka hits a shot against Greet Minnen during the first round of the Madrid Open on Wednesday.
TENNIS
Apr 25, 2024
Naomi Osaka cruises in first round in Madrid for first win on clay since 2022
The former world No. 1 grew up playing on hard courts in the United States and has mostly struggled on the red dirt over the years.
Naomi Osaka hits a backhand during the Indian Wells tournament in California last month.
TENNIS
Apr 18, 2024
Osaka says 'no excuses' after defeat on clay return
The former world No. 1 was making her first appearance on clay since the 2022 French Open.
Naomi Osaka serves to Yulia Putintseva during their women's singles match in a qualifying tie between Japan and Kazakhstan for the Billie Jean Cup finals, in Tokyo on Friday.
TENNIS
Apr 13, 2024
Osaka wants to play at Paris Olympics 'if they let me'
The four-time Grand Slam champion may need to go through an appeals process missing previous chances to play for Japan at the Billie Jean Cup.
Nao Hibino hits a return to Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva during their women's singles match of the Billie Jean Cup tennis qualifying tie between Japan and Kazakhstan in Tokyo on Saturday.
TENNIS
Apr 13, 2024
Osaka not needed as Japan reaches BJK Cup finals for first time
The former world No. 1 was appearing at the competition for the first time since 2020 and won her opening singles game on Friday.
Naomi Osaka reaches for a backhand against Caroline Garcia on day seven of the Miami Open in Miami Gardens, Florida, on Sunday.
TENNIS
Mar 25, 2024
Osaka loses to Garcia in Miami Open third round
The star hit 16 aces and dug deep to save seven break points, but also struggled to capitalize at key moments.
Naomi Osaka hits a backhand during her first round match at the Miami Open last week. Osaka continued her comeback with a big win over Elina Svitolina on Saturday.
TENNIS
Mar 24, 2024
Sun returns to Miami as Swiatek dominates and Osaka earns big win
It is another big step in the 26-year-old Japanese's comeback, having now picked off two top 20 ranked players in the six matches since her return.
Naomi Osaka smiles after a point during her win over Elisabetta Cocciaretto in the first round of the Miami Open on Wednesday.
TENNIS
Mar 21, 2024
Confident Osaka eases into Miami Open second round
Osaka had little trouble in defeating Italy's Elisabetta Cocciaretto to move into the second round.
Naomi Osaka hits a shot in her third round match against Elise Mertens during the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, on Monday.
TENNIS
Mar 12, 2024
Osaka falls at Indian Wells as Sabalenka overpowers Raducanu
Elise Mertens held her nerve to send Osaka packing with a gutsy 7-5 6-4 victory.
Coco Gauff hit a forehand during her match against Clara Burel in Indian Wells, California, on Saturday.
TENNIS
Mar 10, 2024
Gauff survives scare; Osaka moves into third round
The third-seeded Gauff came out tight, spraying errors around the court and double faulting on two break points in a poor first set.
Naomi Osaka hits a return against Sara Errani during their first-round match at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, on Thursday.
TENNIS
Mar 8, 2024
Naomi Osaka off to winning start at Indian Wells
Osaka joked about heading back to her hotel to change her infant daughter's diapers after the match.
Naomi Osaka reacts during her match against Karolina Pliskova during the Qatar Open in Doha on Feb. 15.
TENNIS
Mar 7, 2024
Naomi Osaka says returning to Indian Wells feels like homecoming
Osaka said she is a "perfectionist" but added that she is trying not to be too hard on herself as she finds her feet after her maternity break.
Naomi Osaka hits a return against Karolina Pliskova during their quarterfinal match at the Qatar Open in Doha on Thursday.
TENNIS
Feb 16, 2024
Naomi Osaka falls against Karolina Pliskova in Qatar Open quarterfinals
Osaka went down 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5) after saving three match points.

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