Naomi Osaka

Japanese tennis player

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Naomi Osaka: Japanese tennis player
Naomi Osaka is a Japanese professional tennis player. Osaka has been ranked No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), and is the first player of Haitian or Asian descent to hold the top ranking in singles. She has won five titles on the WTA Tour, including two titles at both the Grand Slam and Premier Mandatory levels. Osaka won her first two Grand Slam singles titles in back-to-back Grand Slam tournaments at the 2018 US Open and the 2019 Australian Open, and is the first player to achieve this feat since Jennifer Capriati in 2001. In 2020, Osaka became the highest-paid female athlete ever having earned $37 million from June 2019 to May 2020.


'Big Three' join #BlackoutTuesday campaign against racial injustice [Video]

'Big Three' join #BlackoutTuesday campaign against racial injustice

Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic are among the tennis players who joined the #BlackOutTuesday campaign against racial injustice, as protests continue over the death of George Floyd.

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Federer is the world's highest-paid athlete, says Forbes [Video]

Federer is the world's highest-paid athlete, says Forbes

Roger Federer is the world's highest-paid athlete for 2020 with Lionel Messi knocked off the top spot amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Naomi Osaka surpasses Serena Williams as highest-earning female athlete

naomi osaka surpasses serena williams as highest-earning female athlete
Naomi Osaka has surpassed Serena Williams as the world's highest-earning female athlete. The two-time grand slam winner accumulated a total $37.4million combined from prize money and endorsements over..
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Osaka becomes world's highest-paid female athlete

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka overtakes US rival Serena Williams to become the world's highest-paid female athlete.
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Coronavirus: Serena Williams among stars to compete in Mario Tennis tournament

Naomi Osaka and the Williams sisters will play and be live-streamed on Facebook's gaming platform.
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Osaka suffers shock loss to world number 78 in Fed Cup tie

Former world number one Naomi Osaka suffers a shock loss to Sara Sorribes Tormo as Spain take a 1-0 lead in their Fed Cup tie against Japan.
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US teenager Coco Gauff eliminates defending champion Naomi Osaka from Australian Open

Playing in her first Australian Open, 15-year-old American Coco Gauff has stunned the tennis world by eliminating defending champion Naomi Osaka.
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Serena Williams into Australian Open third round after testy win

serena williams into australian open third round after testy win
American overcomes Tamara Zidansek 6-2, 6-3 Frustrated Williams racks up unforced errors Serena Williams overcame an erratic performance at the Australian Open on Wednesday to beat Slovenian Tamara..
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Australian Open 2020: Coco Gauff promises different approach against Naomi Osaka

australian open 2020: coco gauff promises different approach against naomi osaka
Teenager Coco Gauff has promised a "more aggressive" approach when she takes on defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka in the third round. Gauff produced a battling performance to defeat Sorana..
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Defending champion Osaka into last 32 in Melbourne

Defending champion Naomi Osaka moves into the last 32 at the Australian Open with a straight-sets win over China's Saisai Zheng
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Karolina Pliskova outlasts Naomi Osaka to reach Brisbane final and lay down marker for Australian Open

karolina pliskova outlasts naomi osaka to reach brisbane final and lay down marker for australian open
Karolina Pliskova continued her preparations for the Australian Open by defeating Naomi Osaka in a high-quality three-set contest to reach the Brisbane International final on Saturday. World No 3..
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Naomi Osaka pulls out of WTA Finals with shoulder injury

World number three Naomi Osaka withdraws from the WTA Finals in Shenzhen because of a shoulder injury.
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Naomi Osaka gives up U.S. citizenship to play for Japan in Olympics

Japanese law requires dual-nationality citizens to choose one at the age of 22 — and Osaka is choosing Japan
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Osaka powers into China Open quarterfinals

osaka powers into china open quarterfinals
By sportswriter Spencer Musick BEIJING, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- World No. 4 Naomi Osaka of Japan moved past Wuhan Open runner-up Alison Riske in straight sets to move into the quarterfinals of the ongoing..
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Japanese comedians apologise for saying tennis star Naomi Osaka ‘needs bleach’

japanese comedians apologise for saying tennis star naomi osaka ‘needs bleach’
A Japanese comedy duo and their management firm have apologised after the pair said during a live event that tennis star Naomi Osaka, who had just won the Pan Pacific Open at the weekend, “needed..
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Comedians apologise for Osaka 'bleach' remark

Japanese comedy duo 'A Masso' apologise after reportedly saying Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka "needed some bleach" during a live event.
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Naomi Osaka ends title drought at home Pan Pacific Open

naomi osaka ends title drought at home pan pacific open
Tokyo — Japan’s Naomi Osaka ended an eight-month title drought by winning the Pan Pacific Open in her home city on Sunday, her first trophy since her second consecutive Grand Slam triumph at the..
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Naomi Osaka wins Pan Pacific Open by beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Naomi Osaka hails her first Pan Pacific Open title win in her home town as "special" after beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets.
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Naomi Osaka: 'I'm most comfortable on hard courts'

naomi osaka: 'i'm most comfortable on hard courts'
Japan's world number four Naomi Osaka says she is "most...
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Williams not thinking about 2018 controversy before facing Andreescu

Serena Williams says she has not thought about her loss to Naomi Osaka in last year's US Open final as she goes again for her 24th Grand Slam title.
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At the U.S. Open, Young Women Coming Into Their Own

Naomi Osaka. Coco Gauff. Bianca Andreescu. The women of the U.S. Open are holding their heads high. - Published

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Boat Fire, Brexit, Naomi Osaka: Here’s what you need to know. - Published

US Open 2019: Defending champion Naomi Osaka loses to Belinda Bencic

Defending champion Naomi Osaka is knocked out of the US Open as she loses 7-5 6-4 to Switzerland's Belinda Bencic in the last 16 on Monday.
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Karolina Pliskova column: 'Konta played best match but Williams & Osaka tough to beat'

In her final BBC Sport column from the US Open, Karolina Pliskova reflects on defeat by Britain's Johanna Konta - and her chances of indulging a favourite hobby.
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Coco Gauff's US Open run comes to an end with loss to defending champion Naomi Osaka

Coco Gauff showcased her electrifying athleticism and punishing power at times, but it wasn’t enough to overcome No. 1 Naomi Osaka. - Published

'What a moment' - Osaka warms hearts by consoling beaten Gauff

Defending US Open champion Naomi Osaka wins hearts all over again when she consoles teenager Coco Gauff after beating her in the third round.
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Naomi Osaka defeats Coco Gauff in 2 sets at U.S. Open

Gauff, 15, is the youngest player since 1996 to make the third round at the U.S. Open
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US Open: Naomi Osaka beats Coco Gauff to reach fourth round

Defending champion Naomi Osaka overwhelms 15-year-old sensation Coco Gauff to reach the US Open last 16.
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Gauff, 15, to take on defending champ Osaka next at US Open

Fifteen-year-old American Coco Gauff became the youngest woman in the U.S. Open's third round and set up a showdown against defending champion and No. 1 seed Naomi Osaka - Published

US Open: Coco Gauff sets up match with Naomi Osaka after three-set win against Timea Babos

Coco Gauff breezes through first set in second round of US Open, then battles to get past Timea Babos in third set; defending champ Naomi Osaka next. - Published

Naomi Osaka digs deep to reach second round in US Open defence

naomi osaka digs deep to reach second round in us open defence
Defending champion Naomi Osaka had to dig deep to reach the second round of the US Open. The top seed needed three sets to overcome gutsy Russian Anna Blinkova 6-4 6-7 (5) 6-2. Osaka was back on Arthur..
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After an uneven start, Naomi Osaka starts US Open title defense with win over Anna Blinkova

after an uneven start, naomi osaka starts us open title defense with win over anna blinkova
(CNN)Despite an up-and-down performance, Naomi Osaka's US Open title defense is underway in New York. The world No. 1 from Japan defeated No. 84 Anna Blinkova of Russia 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-2 on Tuesday in..
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US Open 2019: Novak Djokovic chases 17th Slam; Johanna Konta & Kyle Edmund lead GB hopes

World number ones Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka seek to defend their US Open titles, while Johanna Konta and Kyle Edmund lead British hopes.
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Naomi Osaka is "nervous" to talk to Serena Williams

Osaka is heading to the 139th U.S. Open next week to defend her title
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Serena Williams defeats Naomi Osaka in rematch of last year’s controversial US Open final

serena williams defeats naomi osaka in rematch of last year’s controversial us open final
By George Ramsay | CNN Serena Williams progressed to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup on Friday by defeating Naomi Osaka 6-3 6-4, the first time the pair had met since the infamous US Open final in..
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Williams wins rematch but Osaka still number one

Naomi Osaka will return to the top of the world rankings despite losing to Serena Williams after Karolina Pliskova is beaten in the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup.
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Pliskova keeps No 1 hopes alive by reaching Toronto quarters

pliskova keeps no 1 hopes alive by reaching toronto quarters
Karolina Pliskova kept the pressure on Naomi Osaka in the battle to take the world number one ranking by reaching the quarter-finals in Toronto. ......
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Serena wins first match since Wimbledon final

serena wins first match since wimbledon final
The 37-year-old American, one crown shy of a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, advanced in 75 minutes at her first US Open hardcourt tuneup event. "I feel like my movement is great -- been..
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Serena Williams revealed as highest-paid female athlete for fourth year in a row

serena williams revealed as highest-paid female athlete for fourth year in a row
Serena Williams tops Forbes' list of highest-paid female athletes for the fourth year in a row. The 23-time grand slam singles champion earned 29.2 million US dollars (approximately £24million) for..
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Serena Williams says she sent apology letter to Naomi Osaka

"I would never, ever want the light to shine away from another female, specifically another black female athlete," the tennis legend wrote in Harper's Bazaar
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Putintseva dumps Osaka out of Wimbledon

putintseva dumps osaka out of wimbledon
Second seed Naomi Osaka was the first major casualty at Wimbledon on day one, losing in straight sets to an inspired Yulia Putintseva. Putintseva has never been beyond the second round at the All..
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Naomi Osaka crashes out of Wimbledon first round in straight sets

naomi osaka crashes out of wimbledon first round in straight sets
World No2 lost 7–6 (4), 6–2 to Yulia Putintseva Osaka lost to the Kazakh last month in Birmingham Yulia Putintseva claimed a second straight victory over Naomi Osaka to dump the second seed and..
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Wimbledon 2019: Naomi Osaka stunned by Yulia Putintseva in first round

Second seed Naomi Osaka is dumped out of Wimbledon in the first round, losing 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 to Yulia Putintseva.
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'Overthinker' Osaka ready to fight for No.1 spot again

Naomi Osaka reckons that she can be guilty of over-thinking things but now her mind's been freed of having to protect the world no.1 tag, the young Japanese is actually feeling liberated by the idea of..
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Serena bids early adieu at French, like Osaka before her

serena bids early adieu at french, like osaka before her
Japan's Naomi Osaka gets up after slipping during her third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris,..
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Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka out at French Open

"In that first set in particular, she hit pretty much inches from the line, and I haven't played anyone like that in a long time," Williams said
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Barty faces golden opportunity at French Open

Ashleigh Barty's French Open run is wide open after Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka - the next two big guns in her path - were beaten at Roland Garros.
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Serena, Osaka exits open Paris boulevard for Halep

Simona Halep's path to a second successive French Open title cleared up in spectacular fashion on Saturday after 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and world number one Naomi Osaka exited..
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Zverev, Tsitsipas advance at sweltering Roland Garros

zverev, tsitsipas advance at sweltering roland garros
Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas yesterday turned up the heat at Roland Garros to book their places in the last 16, as headline acts Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams waited to..
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Naomi Osaka´s unbeaten Grand Slam run ended by Siniakova

naomi osaka´s unbeaten grand slam run ended by siniakova
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - Naomi Osaka's 16-match winning streak in Grand Slam tournaments came to an end in straight sets at the hands of Katerina Siniakova in the third round of the French Open on..
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Top seed Naomi Osaka crashes out of French Open

Naomi Osaka's hopes of winning a third successive Grand Slam ended Saturday when the world number one was knocked out of the French Open in the third round by unheralded Katerina Siniakova of the Czech..
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French Open 2019: Top seed Naomi Osaka loses to Katerina Siniakova in the third round.

Top seed Naomi Osaka's quest for a third successive Grand Slam title is ended in the French Open third round by world number 42 Katerina Siniakova.
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