Naomi Osaka ready for defense of U.S. Open title

Tennis Aug 24, 2019

Naomi Osaka ready for defense of U.S. Open title

Serena Williams has the U.S. Open spotlight as she chases tennis history, but a host of Grand Slam winners and high-ranked rivals are also taking aim at the title. The 37-year-old American will be the focus of attention when the Flushing Meadows fortnight begins Monday ...

Naomi Osaka, Kei Nishikori  given easy openers at U.S. Open

Tennis Aug 23, 2019

Naomi Osaka, Kei Nishikori given easy openers at U.S. Open

Top seed and world No. 1 Naomi Osaka will begin her title defense at the U.S. Open with a first-round clash against 93rd-ranked Anna Blinkova of Russia, while seventh seed Kei Nishikori faces a yet-unknown qualifier in his opening match. On Thursday, when the U.S. ...

Naomi Osaka uncertain for U.S. Open after suffering knee injury

Tennis Aug 17, 2019

Naomi Osaka uncertain for U.S. Open after suffering knee injury

Naomi Osaka felt a strange sensation in her left knee, different than anything she'd experienced. The U.S. Open champion left the court worried about whether she'll be in shape to defend her precious title. Osaka retired from her quarterfinal match at the Western & Southern ...

Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams set for a rematch in Toronto

Tennis Aug 9, 2019

Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams set for a rematch in Toronto

Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals on Thursday to set up their first meeting since the American's infamous row with an umpire overshadowed last year's U.S. Open final. Osaka won her first career Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows but the ...

Osaka advances to ensure Barty out as No. 1

Tennis Aug 8, 2019

Osaka advances to ensure Barty out as No. 1

Naomi Osaka advanced to the third round of the Rogers Cup on Wednesday, ensuring Australian Ashleigh Barty will be dethroned this week as world No. 1. Serena Williams, the 37-year-old American star chasing a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, won her opener in the ...

Naomi Osaka tosses ceremonial first pitch at Dodger Stadium

Baseball / MLB Jul 25, 2019

Naomi Osaka tosses ceremonial first pitch at Dodger Stadium

Two-time Grand Slam tennis champion Naomi Osaka threw the ceremonial first pitch prior to Wednesday's Los Angeles Dodgers-Los Angeles Angels game. While she said she was nervous and lacked practice ahead of the pitch, the world No. 2 women's singles player, threw the ball to ...