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Osaka, Kvitova, Australian Open

Osaka edges Kvitova to claim Australian Open crown

01 January, 2019 5:39 pm 5:39 pm

MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Naomi Osaka overcame nerves and a spirited challenge from double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova to claim the Australian Open title with a 7-6(2) 5-7 6-4 win on Saturday. It was a second successive Grand Slam title for the Japanese, after her US Open triumph in September, and she became the first Asian … Read More




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Osaka, Australian Open, quarter-final, Melbourne

Osaka books maiden Australian Open quarter-final spot

01 January, 2019 12:20 pm 12:20 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – US Open champion Naomi Osaka said she drew inspiration from Stefanos Tsitsipas’s shock win over Roger Federer after booking her maiden Australian Open quarter-final spot with a grinding 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Anastasija Sevastova on Monday. The Japanese fourth seed had to come back from a set down for a second … Read More




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Tennis – Osaka pins Singapore losses on serving woes

10 October, 2018 8:35 am 8:35 am

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Naomi Osaka used her potent serve to punishing effect to claim the US Open title last month but the Japanese has been unable to harness it’s full power at the WTA Finals, losing her opening two round-robin matches in tight three-setters. Defeats by Sloane Stephens and Angelique Kerber have left Osaka on … Read More




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Frustrated Osaka looking for answers after opening defeat

10 October, 2018 8:45 am 8:45 am

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Naomi Osaka was left frustrated with her performance after she opened her debut WTA Finals tournament with a 7-5 4-6 6-1 defeat against Sloane Stephens, the US Open champion admitting she never really felt comfortable against the American. “Yeah, it was kind of hard for me. My timing was really off. I … Read More




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Osaka becomes third player to secure WTA Finals berth

10 October, 2018 10:22 am 10:22 am

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – US Open champion Naomi Osaka has become the third player to secure a berth at the season-ending WTA Finals later this month after the 20-year-old from Japan amassed enough points in the Race to Singapore to qualify for the eight-woman event. Osaka stunned Serena Williams in straight sets to claim her and … Read More




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Game, set, match: Nissan signs rising tennis star Osaka as brand ambassador

09 September, 2018 12:00 pm 12:00 pm

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) – Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co said on Thursday it had signed US Open champion Naomi Osaka as its next brand ambassador, tapping the tennis star’s youth, drive and Japanese roots to appeal to younger customers. Osaka, 20, shot to international fame on Saturday when she defeated 36-year-old American Serena Williams at … Read More




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