Tennis: Confident Osaka sees no more Slam pullouts like French Open

NEW YORK (AFP) – Defending US Open champion Naomi Osaka has ruled out any future repeats of her abrupt withdrawal from the French Open, saying on Friday (Aug 27) she would have handled the controversy differently if given the chance. The four-time Grand Slam winner, seeking her third New York title, dropped out at Roland... » read more

Tennis: Osaka recovers to hold off Gauff at WTA Cincinnati Masters

CINCINNATI (AFP) – Japan’s Naomi Osaka recovered to take a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over American Coco Gauff and advance into the third round of the WTA Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday (Aug 18). The four-time Grand Slam winner is playing her first event since the Tokyo Olympics, where she went out in the third round.... » read more

Tennis: Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open

PARIS (AFP) – Naomi Osaka said Monday (May 31) she was withdrawing from the French Open following the bitter fall-out from her decision to boycott all media activity at the Grand Slam event. “The best thing for the tournament, the other players and my well-being is that I withdraw so that everyone can get back... » read more

Tennis: Osaka in Miami fourth round for first time

MIAMI (AFP) – Naomi Osaka reached the fourth round of the Miami Open without lifting a racquet Sunday (March 28), advancing by walkover when scheduled opponent Nina Stojanovic withdrew with a right thigh injury. Second-ranked Osaka, the reigning US and Australian Open champion, is in the last 16 of the prestigious ATP Masters and WTA... » read more