Naomi Osaka

Indian Wells wildcard for Emma Raducanu but Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka out

US Open champion Emma Raducanu has received a wildcard into next week's Indian Wells, her first tournament since her incredible maiden Grand Slam win...

‘For sure, I love the sport’ – Naomi Osaka confirms she is close to playing again

Naomi Osaka has assured fans she still loves tennis and she 'has the itch to play again' following her recent troubles.Osaka has suffered from...

‘Really appalling behaviour’ – Reporter accused of ‘bullying’ Naomi Osaka

Cincinnati Enquirer columnist Paul Daugherty has been branded 'a bully' for his questioning of Naomi Osaka.Osaka has found it difficult to deal with the...

‘Pressure will not wear me down – I have learned how to deal with it,’ says Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has vowed never to let pressure 'wear him down' as the mental health struggles of young athletes comes into focus.Gymnast Simone Biles...

‘My attitude wasn’t that great,’ admits Naomi Osaka after shock Olympic defeat

Naomi Osaka has made a shock exit at the Tokyo Olympics after losing in the third round to world number 42 Marketa Vondrousova in...

‘I feel a little bit out of my body right now,’ says Naomi Osaka after Olympic winning start

Naomi Osaka has made a winning start at the Tokyo Olympics, beating Zheng Saisai of China 6-1, 6-4 in the opening round. Osaka hasn't played...

Naomi Osaka and Iga Swiatek in same quarter of exciting Olympics draw

Naomi Osaka has been drawn in the same quarter of the draw as Iga Swiatek in the women's singles Olympics competition in Tokyo.Osaka has...

‘Where is the f**king pressure?!’ – Boris Becker urges Naomi Osaka to embrace media duties

Boris Becker has criticised Naomi Osaka for her attempts to snub the tennis media this summer.Osaka withdrew from Roland Garros during the tournament and...

‘Naomi Osaka won’t be playing Wimbledon this year,’ says official announcement

Naomi Osaka is the second big name to drop out of this year's Wimbledon Championships today following an earlier announcement by Rafael Nadal.Osaka caused...

‘We handled the Naomi Osaka situation very, very well,’ says French Tennis Federation President

The Naomi Osaka situation was handled 'very, very well' by the French Tennis Federation, says its president Gilles Moretton.Osaka hit the headlines by announcing...

‘Naomi Osaka raised a serious problem – we need to discuss it,’ says Gilles Moretton

French Tennis Federation president Gilles Moretton believes that the issues raised by Naomi Osaka at the French Open could lead to a serious problem...

‘There is a danger that Naomi Osaka will be pushed out of tennis,’ warns John McEnroe

John McEnroe fears Naomi Osaka may be forced out of the tennis in a similar way that Bjorn Borg was due to her recent...

‘I know how it feels’ – Novak Djokovic offers support to struggling Naomi Osaka

Novak Djokovic says he can completely understand the struggles Naomi Osaka is facing, and praised her for her 'bold decision' to confront them.Osaka attempted...

‘Naomi Osaka’s career may now be in danger,’ warns Boris Becker

Boris Becker says he fears Naomi Osaka may now need to fight for her career after she lifted the lid on her mental health...

COMMENT: Naomi Osaka French Open withdrawal a powerful vehicle for her argument

The French Open is rarely short of talking points, and Naomi Osaka has certainly provided them this year.The Japanese star announced before the tournament...

‘This isn’t the situation I intended’ – Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open

Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the French Open, saying depression and social anxiety lay behind her press boycott.Osaka announced before the tournament that she...

Roland Garros tell Naomi Osaka she could be defaulted over media stance

Naomi Osaka has been warned she could be defaulted form the French Open and suspended from future Grand Slams unless she re-engages with the...

French Open: Naomi Osaka eases into round two; Angelique Kerber fails again

Naomi Osaka has eased into the second round of the French Open, but three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber crashed out.Osaka faced Romania’s Patricia...

‘Reconsider or don’t play!’ – Mats Wilander urges Naomi Osaka to rethink press boycott

Naomi Osaka has been told she should reconsider her media boycott at the French Open because it is a 'really bad move.'Osaka took the...

Serena Williams and Ashleigh Barty given big tests in Roland Garros draw

Ashleigh Barty and Serena Williams have both been handed tough paths in a strong Roland Garros draw.Serena Williams is bidding for a record-equalling 24th...

‘Naomi Osaka brings stability to the woman’s game, she can lead it,’ says Justine Henin

Naomi Osaka is a 'complete player' and can lead the woman's game in the next few years says Grand Slam champion, Justine Henin.Henin, who...

Naomi Osaka – Tokyo Olympics should only happen if everyone is ‘comfortable and safe’

Naomi Osaka says there are still discussions taking place in her home country about whether the Tokyo Olympics should take place this year due...

‘I hope to be a better person,’ says Naomi Osaka as she wins prestigious Laureus award

Naomi Osaka has picked up her first Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award after a phenomenal season that saw her win back to back...

‘I need to be able to move better’ – Naomi Osaka identifies source of clay weakness

Naomi Osaka believes an inability to remain on the front foot during rallies is behind her struggles on clay, although she hopes it is...

Naomi Osaka explains tour break: ‘I needed to slow my mind down a little bit’

Naomi Osaka has said that she needed to 'chill out a little bit' ahead of the Madrid Open in order to slow her mind...

‘No one will be prouder than me when I compete for Japan in the Olympics,’ says Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka has been talking about how proud she is of her Japanese heritage and how much it means for her to represent her...

Naomi Osaka tipping new coaching set-up to help her end clay title drought

Naomi Osaka believes she is better positioned to succeed on clay than ever before due to her coaching set-up.Osaka has won four Grand Slam...

Naomi Osaka vows to ‘learn’ after saying world number one talk contributed to Miami exit

Naomi Osaka was well-beaten by an inspired Maria Sakkari in Miami and says it shows she needs to learn how to find a way...

‘My decision-making was questionable,’ says Naomi Osaka despite extending winning streak

Naomi Osaka described her decision-making as 'questionable' despite winning her 22nd straight win on Friday.The world number two beat Ajla Tomljanovic, 7-6, 6-4 in...

‘I get homesick and it makes me sad,’ admits Naomi Osaka as she dissects European weakness

Naomi Osaka thinks homesickness is what has prevented her from making a breakthrough in Europe, but she believes she has a solution. Osaka is a...

‘Naomi Osaka goes in for the kill like Novak Djokovic,’ says Boris Becker

Naomi Osaka can 'smell the big moment and go in for the kill,' says Boris Becker, who has likened her to Novak Djokovic.The Japanese...

‘Playing Serena is always an honour,’ says Naomi Osaka as she reaches Australian Open final

Naomi Osaka is the first confirmed finalist at the 2021 Australian Open after a straight sets demolition of Serena Williams.The highly anticipated semi-final match...

‘Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka are both amazing fighters,’ says former Champion ahead of semi-final clash

Former Grand Slam Champion Justine Henin says the semi-final clash between Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams will be a different level to all other...

‘Naomi Osaka knows she is better than Serena Williams,’ says analyst ahead of semi-final clash

Former world number one Mats Wilander believes Naomi Osaka has the advantage over Serena Williams ahead of their semi-final clash at the Australian Open.Williams...

Naomi Osaka says Australian Open semi-final will be ‘a heap of fun’ as she reaches final four

Naomi Osaka cruised through to the Australian Open semi-final and says she is looking forward to it no matter who her opponent is.Osaka beat...

‘Nobody acknowledged me as number one’ – Naomi Osaka on pressure of top spot

World number three Naomi Osaka says that her main goal is playing consistently well rather than chasing a return to the number one spot. The...

Naomi Osaka describes her career as ‘really weird’ as she hopes to solve consistency conundrum

Naomi Osaka says she has had a 'really weird career' so far, but she is keen to find much greater consistency moving forward.Osaka is...

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Andy Murray says he still believes he can get better despite battling to an impressive win over Carlos Alcaraz at Indian Wells.The former world...

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