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Naomi Osaka: Japanese tennis superstar suffers shocking exit in home Olympics

Japanese superstar Naomi Osaka suffered a surprise exit in her home Olympics as Czech Marketa Vondrousova earned a straight-set win in Tokyo. Osaka, 23, has been one of the faces of the Games in the Japanese capital and had the honour of lighting the Olympic cauldron in last week’s opening ceremony But the four-time Grand […]

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Tennis star Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon but plans to return at Tokyo Olympics

Tennis star Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from this year’s Wimbledon but is planning on returning at the Tokyo Olympics, according to her agent Stuart Duguid. “Naomi won’t be playing Wimbledon this year. She is taking some personal time with friends and family,” Duguid said in a statement on Thursday. “She will be ready for the […]

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‘Piers Morgan is a mental health bigot’

Piers Morgan has come under fire for criticising Naomi Osaka and her decision not to do press conferences during the French Open. The tennis star explained how interviews have affected her mental health in the past and she didn’t want it to impact on her playing at Roland Garros. Osaka was fined $15,000 for the […]

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Day after threatening expulsion from tournament, French Open organisers ‘feel sad’ for Naomi withdrawing

The president of the French tennis federation said Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from the French Open is “unfortunate” and wished her the “quickest possible recovery.” The four-time Slam champion pulled out of French Open on Monday, saying that she would be taking a break from competition. She said she has “suffered long bouts of depression.” Naomi […]

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‘I never wanted to be a distraction’: Tennis star Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open

Tennis star Naomi Osaka on Monday withdrew from the French Open after refusing to speak to the media at the grand slam. The four-time major winner posted a statement on Twitter saying she was pulling out so that “everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris,” adding that she would […]

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French Open organisers threaten to expel Naomi Osaka for refusing to speak to media

World number two Naomi Osaka faces expulsion from the French Open if she continues to refuse to speak to the media, Grand Slam organisers said. Japan’s Osaka said last week she will not give any news conferences during the Grand Slam because she wants to protect her mental health. She was fined $15,000 for not […]

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Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka clinches fourth Grand Slam title

Japan’s Naomi Osaka defeated United States’ Jennifer Elizabeth to win the Australian Open final, her fourth Grand Slam title. The 23-year-old tennis star was unbeaten in the finals after a 6-4 6-3 win in Melbourne. Osaka edged the first set when Brady, in her first Grand Slam final, paid for some glaring errors in the […]

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Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka pulls out of tennis tournament in New York over Jacob Blake police shooting

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has pulled out of a major tennis tournament in New York in a protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. “As a black woman I feel as though there are much more important matters at hand that need immediate attention, rather than watching me play tennis,” Osaka wrote on […]

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Naomi Osaka becomes highest paid female athlete in history

Tennis sensation Naomi Osaka has become the highest paid female athlete in history after earning $37.4 million over the last year, according to Forbes. The 22-year-old amassed her staggering pre-tax total through a combination of prize money and endorsements, raking in $1.4 million more than Serena Williams over the last 12 months. Williams, a 23-time […]

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Australian Open:15-year-old Coco Gauff defeats defending champ Naomi Osaka

15-year-old Coco Gauff beat reigning champion Naomi Osaka in straight sets in a major upset at the Australian Open on Friday. The American prodigy, making her Melbourne debut this year, beat the third seed 6-3, 6-4 in the third round to avenge her heavy defeat at last year’s US Open. The youngest player in the […]