Naomi Osaka

The Continuing Education Of Naomi Osaka

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) ​My name is Naomi Osaka. As long as I can remember, people have struggled to define me. I’ve never really fit into one description—but people are so fast to give me a label. Is […]

Naomi Osaka: Who Knew She’s A Foodie?

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka is a self-described foodie. The 22-year-old tennis star, born in Japan to a Haitian father and Japanese mother and now living and training in the United States, […]

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 […]