Osaka hopes to recover missing form on clay in Stuttgart

Tennis Apr 21, 2019

Osaka hopes to recover missing form on clay in Stuttgart

World No. 1 Naomi Osaka hopes to bounce back from her recent defeats and conquer a new surface as she launches her clay-court season in Stuttgart, Germany, this week. The reigning Australian and U.S. Open champion has enjoyed a dazzling rise to the top of ...

Osaka set for second Wimbledon

More Sports / Tennis Jul 1, 2018

Osaka set for second Wimbledon

by Joel Tansey

This time last year, Naomi Osaka was ranked No. 59 and preparing for her Wimbledon debut while still in search of her first WTA title. A lot has changed over the past 12 months for the promising 20-year-old and expectations for her second appearance at ...

Garbine Muguruza receives top WTA accolade

More Sports / Tennis Oct 21, 2017

Garbine Muguruza receives top WTA accolade

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza is the WTA Player of the Year, and U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens has been honored as the Comeback Player of the Year. The WTA announced the annual honors on Friday. The awards are voted on by members of the media. Other ...

More Sports / Tennis Oct 22, 2016

WTA names Osaka top newcomer

Teenager Naomi Osaka was named 2016 WTA Newcomer of the Year on Friday. The 19-year-old Osaka, the first Japanese winner of the award, has enjoyed a breakthrough year on the tour this season, rising to a career-high ranking of No. 40 after finishing 2015 ranked ...