'United by Emotion' selected as  Tokyo 2020 motto

Olympics Feb 18, 2020

'United by Emotion' selected as Tokyo 2020 motto

"United by Emotion" was revealed as the motto for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on Monday as organizers look to hammer home the message of diversity and inclusion. Tennis player Naomi Osaka narrated the motto's promotional video. "We are each different, and all so much ...

Netflix to air Naomi Osaka documentary series

Tennis Feb 15, 2020

Netflix to air Naomi Osaka documentary series

by Ed Odeven

Two-time Grand Slam singles winner Naomi Osaka will be featured in an upcoming documentary series to air on Netflix, and the project has the backing of one of global sports' most prominent individuals. The Uninterrupted, the media brand founded by NBA superstar LeBron James and ...

Spain completes sweep of Japan in Fed Cup tie

Tennis Feb 9, 2020

Spain completes sweep of Japan in Fed Cup tie

Spain clinched its Fed Cup qualifying tie with Japan on Saturday when Carla Suarez Navarro faced 137th-ranked Kurumi Nara instead of world No. 10 Naomi Osaka and won in straight sets to lift the hosts to their third straight win in the best-of-five fixture. Suarez ...

Osaka to face young guns at Australian Open

Tennis Jan 19, 2020

Osaka to face young guns at Australian Open

by Joel Tansey

Asked to select the female player under 25 who is likely to have the best career, American tennis legend Chris Evert hesitates, hums and haws before coming up with her answer. "I'm looking at Naomi Osaka's name right here. I think Naomi," she told reporters ...

Naomi Osaka aims for third Grand Slam win

Tennis Jan 18, 2020

Naomi Osaka aims for third Grand Slam win

Naomi Osaka has learned to appreciate her victories more after enduring the "toughest" year of her fledging career and the Japanese world No. 3 says mentally she is in a better place to launch her Australian Open title defense. Osaka started 2019 by winning her ...