Naomi Osaka advances to Pan Pacific Open final

Tennis Sep 21, 2019

Naomi Osaka advances to Pan Pacific Open final

Naomi Osaka beat Elise Mertens of Belgium on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open, thrilling her Japanese fans in the city of her birth. Top seed Osaka dispatched No. 9 seed Mertens 6-4, 6-1 to reach her first final since winning ...

Tennis Sep 18, 2019

Florida court dismisses ex-coach's lawsuit against Naomi Osaka

A court in Florida has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Naomi Osaka's former coach demanding a portion of the tennis star's earnings, Osaka's management agency said Wednesday. According to U.S. media, a court in Florida rejected a claim by Osaka's former junior coach Christophe Jean ...

Kei Nishikori motors into second round at U.S. Open

Tennis Aug 27, 2019

Kei Nishikori motors into second round at U.S. Open

Kei Nishikori advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open on Monday after Marco Trungelliti retired with an injury in the second set of their match. The seventh-seeded Nishikori had a trouble-free start to his campaign for a first Grand Slam title as he ...

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 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 ...