Naomi Osaka

Sakkari Ends Osaka’s 23-Match Winning Streak

MIAMI/WASHINGTON, March 31, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Maria Sakkari arguably played the best 69 minutes of tennis in her professional career. The rising Greek star, seeded 23rd, ended the 23-match winning streak of World No. 2 Naomi Osaka at the […]

Top 3 WTA Stars To Play Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

STUTTGART, February 24, 2021 The best players in the world will come to Stuttgart competing in the 2021 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. The WTA 500 event will be held on clay inside the Porsche Arena from April 17 to 25. […]

Dominant Down Under, Osaka Wins Fourth Major Title

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 20, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Naomi Osaka has been perfect in Grand Slam finals. For that matter, she’s been perfect on court for the past year. Simply unbeatable, and arguably the best clutch player of her generation. On […]

Osaka Beats Serena, Changing Of The Guard?

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 18, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Tenth-seeded Serena Williams of the United States and third-seeded Naomi Osaka of Japan faced each other for the second time at a Grand Slam, when they met in the semifinals of the Australian […]

Osaka, Williams Sweep Their Way To Australian Open Semifinals

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 16, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) After Naomi Osaka secured her berth in Tuesday’s quarterfinal round of the Australian Open, she let out an audible sigh during her post-match interview on Rod Laver Arena when she was told she […]

Osaka, Hsieh Set Up Melbourne Quarterfinal

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 14, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As the second week of the Australian Open commenced without fans at Melbourne Park on Sunday, five Grand Slam champions looked to gain passage into the quarterfinal round. Indeed, Day Seven was an […]

Australian Open: Osaka Takes Charge On Day One

MELBOURNE/WASHINGTON, February 8, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) There was no shortage of women’s storylines on opening day of the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park Monday. You want star power? How about Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams and Simona Halep headlining […]

Yarra Valley Classic And Gippsland Trophy Draws Released

MELBOURNE, January 29, 2021 (Press Release) The draws for the Yarra Valley Classic and Gippsland Trophy, the two WTA 500 events leading into Australian Open 2021 are out.  World No.1 Ash Barty will headline the Yarra Valley Classic, alongside 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams (USA), […]

Welcome Naomi: Osaka Continues Breaking Down Barriers

WASHINGTON, January 29, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) As Naomi Osaka readies to start her 2021 tennis season Down Under, the reigning US Open champion continues to smash glass ceilings and break down barriers. After using her social media platforms as […]

Vogue: Naomi Osaka Turning Her Dreams Into Reality

WASHINGTON, December 13, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Whether winning Grand Slam titles on the court or fighting racial injustice off the court – even finding time to roll out her first signature collection for Nike – it’s been busy times […]