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Kimiko Date tips Naomi Osaka as future No. 1

/ Sep 10, 2018

Kimiko Date tips Naomi Osaka as future No. 1

After becoming a Grand Slam champion, Naomi Osaka can follow her historic U.S. Open triumph by becoming the first Japanese player to become No. 1 in the world, predicts former Japanese great Kimiko Date. Though Osaka's moment of glory was overshadowed by Serena Williams' meltdown ...

Naomi Osaka to take on idol Serena Williams in final

/ Sep 7, 2018

Naomi Osaka to take on idol Serena Williams in final

Naomi Osaka made history on Thursday, becoming the first Japanese woman to reach a Grand Slam final by beating American Madison Keys in straight sets at the U.S. Open. The 6-2, 6-4 semifinal win sets up a Saturday final against Osaka's childhood hero Serena Williams, ...

Nishikori storms into quarterfinals

/ Sep 4, 2018

Nishikori storms into quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in straight sets on Monday to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open. On a good day all around for Japan, Naomi Osaka reached the last eight of the women's draw after outlasting Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in ...