Naomi Osaka

2019 In Review: The New Kids Are All Right

WASHINGTON, December 4, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) While Serena Williams reached two major finals still in search of an elusive record-tying 24th Grand Slam title, the 2019 women’s tennis season will be remembered as a year in which Ashleigh Barty […]

Beijing belonged to Thiem and Osaka

WASHINGTON, October 7, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) When top seed Dominic Thiem came from a set and a break down in beating No. 3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, to win the ATP 500 China Open Sunday evening in […]

Osaka, Schwartzman Earn 2019 US Open Sportmanship Award

NEW YORK, September 7, 2019 (USTA Press Release) World No. 1 and 2018 US Open champion Naomi Osaka and 2019 US Open quarterfinalist Diego Schwartzman were awarded the women’s and men’s 2019 US Open Sportsmanship Award, respectively, on Thursday. The […]

Osaka Takes Wuhan Open Wildcard

WUHAN, August 29, 2019 (Press Release) World No.1 Naomi Osaka has been awarded a wildcard into this year’s Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open by the organisers of the USD$2.8 million WTA Premier 5 tournament, which begins on September 22nd. Reigning US Open […]

Osaka Begins US Open Title Defence With Battling Win

NEW YORK, August 27, 2019 Naomi Osaka made a winning return to the Arthur Ashe Stadium winning her first-round match on Tuesday against unseeded Anna Blinkova of Russia 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2 to kick off her US Open title defense. The […]

This Year, Nothing But Cheers At The US Open For Naomi Osaka

NEW YORK, August 26, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) Last year, Naomi Osaka won the United States Open women’s singles title in a 6-2, 6-4 stunning upset of Serena Williams that ended after a heated dispute between the 23-time Grand Slam […]

Down But Not Out, Incredible Will Powers Osaka To Victory

PARIS, May 30, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) When top seed Naomi Osaka and former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, both two-time major champions, squared off in the first match on Day 5 at Roland Garros, a familiar pattern developed for the […]