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 ...

Naomi Osaka splits with second coach this year

Tennis Sep 13, 2019

Naomi Osaka splits with second coach this year

Naomi Osaka announced Friday she is splitting with her coach, her second breakup this year as she battles for form and slips down the world rankings. On the eve of the Pan Pacific Open in Osaka, the 21-year-old announced she will no longer be working ...

Osaka bests Sasnovich, advances to semifinals

More Sports / Tennis Sep 23, 2016

Osaka bests Sasnovich, advances to semifinals

by Andrew McKirdy

Rising teenage star Naomi Osaka reached her first-ever semifinal on the WTA Tour after conquering her demons in a 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) win over Belarusian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich at the Pan Pacific Open on Friday. Eighteen-year-old Osaka, who toppled world No. 12 Dominika Cibulkova in ...