Expectations make it tough on former No. 1 Naomi Osaka

Tennis Jul 2, 2019

Expectations make it tough on former No. 1 Naomi Osaka

by Joel Tansey

Facing break point at 2-2 in the second set, Naomi Osaka fired a flat, roughly 180 kph serve to Yulia Putintseva's backhand, seemingly handcuffing her tricky Kazakh opponent. Putintseva made an almost apologetic stab at the return that floated over the net and was called ...

Osaka's split with coach shocks tennis world

Tennis Feb 13, 2019

Osaka's split with coach shocks tennis world

by Joel Tansey

Deep into the Melbourne night on Jan. 26, the newly crowned world No. 1 was still fielding questions from a room full of reporters. "For the second grand slam final of your career, what kind of things did you talk about with (coach) Sascha (Bajin) ...