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NAOMI OSAKA

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TENNIS
Jan 22, 2022
Naomi Osaka is out at Australian Open, but looking ahead
Upset again in the third round by a young unseeded talent on the rise, Naomi Osaka was in a different mood and better place at this Grand Slam tournament.
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TENNIS
Jan 21, 2022
Defending champion Naomi Osaka falls in third round of Australian Open
Osaka's title defense came to an early end as the four-time Grand Slam champion was upset by Amanda Anisimova.
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TENNIS
Jan 18, 2022
Naomi Osaka returns, ready or not
Back in Australia, the place where things last appeared right in her world, is she ready for the crucible?
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TENNIS
Jan 15, 2022
Quick healer Naomi Osaka allays fitness fears ahead of Australian Open
'I heal quite fast,' Osaka told reporters with a smile. 'I'm as good as I can be in this current moment.'
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TENNIS
Jan 14, 2022
Naomi Osaka tops list of highest-paid female athletes
The list was published after a year in which Osaka withdrew from the French Open to focus on her mental health.
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TENNIS
Jan 13, 2022
Novak Djokovic included in Australian Open draw despite uncertainty over status
Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke is still weighing whether to revoke Djokovic's visa for a second time.
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TENNIS
Jan 8, 2022
Naomi Osaka pulls out of semifinal of Australian Open tuneup event
'Sad to withdraw due to injury from my match today, my body got a shock from playing back to back intense matches after the break I took,' Osaka said on Twitter.
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TENNIS
Dec 26, 2021
Novak Djokovic remains man to beat after eventful year in tennis
Djokovic dominated men's tennis once again, while Emma Raducanu exploded onto the scene on the women's side.
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TENNIS
Dec 10, 2021
Naomi Osaka to make return at Australian Open warm-up event
Osaka, who won the Australian Open in 2019 and 2021, resumed training last month to end a self-imposed break from tennis.
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TENNIS
Nov 17, 2021
Naomi Osaka concerned over Peng Shuai's whereabouts after allegations
The Japanese star added her voice to the tennis community's growing calls for assurances of Peng's safety by Chinese officials.
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TENNIS
Nov 6, 2021
Naomi Osaka 'back' on tennis court two months after tearful exit
The four-time Grand Slam champion from Japan tweeted two photos with her holding a racquet on a court, one of them showing her wearing workout apparel.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Oct 24, 2021
Maya Uno: 'Clear small goals and remember to exhale'
'A sport for anyone' is how athlete and coach Maya Uno describes tennis. Though she has since come around to golf, too.
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MORE SPORTS
Sep 16, 2021
Shohei Ohtani and Naomi Osaka included on Time's list of 100 most influential people
'If you were to Frankenstein every unique talent into one player, you'd get Shohei Ohtani.'
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TENNIS
Sep 6, 2021
Former tennis star can relate to what Naomi Osaka is going through
Mardy Fish now acts as a mentor, sharing his experience as a prominent athlete who had to deal with mental health problems when the subject was close to taboo in pro sports.
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TENNIS
Sep 5, 2021
Why does playing tennis make so many pros miserable?
Tennis players and coaches speak of the singular form of intensity and loneliness that accompanies the game, even compared to other individual sports such as golf.
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TENNIS
Aug 25, 2021
U.S. tennis body announces slate of mental health resources ahead of U.S. Open
The United States Tennis Association announced a mental health initiative for players on Tuesday, with the main draw of the U.S. Open kicking off next week.
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OLYMPICS
Jul 31, 2021
Will Japan’s gold rush end with judo? Not likely.
Japan has won nine golds in judo so far, the most by a single nation at an Olympics. Japan set the previous mark of eight in 2004.
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OLYMPICS
Jul 30, 2021
Olympic athletes are testing rules and taking a knee for Black Lives Matter
The pickup in demonstrations follows the International Olympic Committee's recent decision to relax decades-old restrictions on athlete expression.
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OLYMPICS
Jul 30, 2021
Tennis chief says sport needs to do more for players' mental health
Tennis governing bodies take mental health issues extremely seriously but are aware that more needs to be done to support players in that area, David Haggerty said.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 30, 2021
Olympic COVID-19 fears give way to unseen mental injuries in sport
The measures to keep athletes and officials safe from COVID-19 have also heightened mental and emotional pressures.

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