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NAOMI OSAKA

Naomi Osaka during a training session ahead of her competitive return, in Brisbane on Wednesday
TENNIS
Dec 27, 2023
Nadal and Osaka set for comebacks in Australia
Four-time Grand Slam champion Osaka has not played since the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo in 2022.
Naomi Osaka in action at the Pan Pacific Open in Osaka in September 2019.
TENNIS
Dec 17, 2023
'Superstar' Osaka's return a boost for WTA, top coach says
The four-time Grand Slam champion last played a WTA tournament at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo in late September 2022.
Naomi Osaka in action during the 2022 U.S. Open in one of her final tournaments before her pregnancy leave
TENNIS
Dec 8, 2023
Returning Osaka targets Paris Olympics and more Grand Slam titles
The 26-year-old former world No. 1 is set to return to competition at the Brisbane International starting at the end of the month.
Naomi Osaka in action during the third round of the Australian Open in January 2022
TENNIS
Dec 7, 2023
Osaka and Nadal set for Grand Slam comebacks in Australia
Osaka gave birth to daughter Shai in July and has not played since September 2022, having also struggled with her mental health.
Naomi Osaka, seen during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, will make her return to the WTA Tour at the Brisbane International.
TENNIS
Nov 10, 2023
Naomi Osaka to make return at Brisbane International
The four-time Grand Slam winner made her last appearance in a WTA tournament at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo in late September 2022.
Naomi Osaka participates in a forum on mental health during the U.S. Open in New York on Wednesday.
TENNIS
Sep 7, 2023
Naomi Osaka makes U.S. Open return. But not for tennis.
Naomi Osaka returned to the U.S. Open to participate in a forum on mental health and sports alongside former Olympian Michael Phelps.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jul 12, 2023
Tennis star Naomi Osaka gives birth to baby girl
The 25-year-old, a two-time winner of both the U.S. Open and Australian Open, announced her pregnancy in January on social media.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jan 12, 2023
Naomi Osaka reveals pregnancy and plans to miss 2023 season
The 25-year-old has not played a tennis match since September and her withdrawal from the Australian Open next week had puzzled many observers.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jan 9, 2023
Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from Australian Open raises questions about star's future
Tennis writer Ben Rothenberg, who has authored a biography of Osaka due out later this year, believes she has already taken a 'meaningful step back' from the sport.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jan 8, 2023
Naomi Osaka joins list of big names missing Australian Open
Organizers didn't provide a reason for the Japanese star's withdrawal.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Nov 17, 2022
Shohei Ohtani and Naomi Osaka among star athletes sued over collapse of crypto exchange FTX
Los Angeles Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani and four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka were among high-profile celebrities who have been sued in a U.S. class action lawsuit this week over the collapse of major crypto exchange FTX.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Sep 23, 2022
With COVID rules relaxed, tennis stars and fans soak up Pan Pacific Open
The atmosphere at this year's Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo is in stark contrast to what players faced last year at the same venue during the spectatorless 2020 Games.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Sep 22, 2022
Naomi Osaka pulls out of Pan Pacific Open with abdominal pain
The tennis star was due to face Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia in the second round.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Sep 21, 2022
Naomi Osaka advances as injured Daria Saville retires in Tokyo
The former world No. 1 and winner of four Grand Slam singles titles will next face fifth-seeded Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Sep 19, 2022
Naomi Osaka feels right at home as the Pan Pacific Open gets underway
She has a good track record at the tournament — with one title and three appearances in the final — and the tennis star hopes the good vibes can help carry her to another triumph.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Aug 31, 2022
Naomi Osaka knocked out by Danielle Collins at U.S. Open
American Danielle Collins showed no signs of rust after missing the entire North American hardcourt season, battling past two-time U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 on Tuesday and into the second round.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Aug 29, 2022
'Anxious' Naomi Osaka hoping to get back on track at U.S. Open
Osaka hopes a return to the New York hard courts, where she triumphed in 2018 and 2020 will help her to find her way.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Aug 17, 2022
Serena Williams falls in generational clash, Naomi Osaka out in Cincy
The loss leaves Serena Williams with just one professional tournament remaining before she drops the curtain on her historic career: The U.S. Open, which begins Aug. 29.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Aug 10, 2022
Naomi Osaka exits Toronto Open with back injury
The Japanese former world No. 1 and current world No. 39 was trailing 7-6 (7-4), 3-0 when she withdrew, handing 31st-ranked Kanepi of Estonia a walkover entry into the second round.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Aug 5, 2022
Naomi Osaka's rally falls short against Coco Gauff
Teenager Coco Gauff built a big lead early then had to dig deep late for a 6-4, 6-4 victory over four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka at the WTA hardcourt tournament in San Jose, California, on Thursday.

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