Naomi Osaka

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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