The Serena Williams-Naomi Osaka US Open final was supposed to be a heavyweight boxing match between two of the hardest-striking players in the game. For both women, history was at stake. On the line for Williams was a 24th Grand Slam ... in another - -
U.S. Open women's champion Naomi Osaka is back in Japan celebrating not only her landmark victory, but also a sponsorship deal with car manufacturer Nissan. Osaka made headlines this week for her part in the Serena Williams controversy that threatened ...
Serena Williams has maintained that she did not receive coaching in the U.S. Open women's singles final in her first public comments since the post-match press conference. In a forthcoming interview with Australian talk show The Project, the tennis - -
So was the chair umpire Carlos Ramos truly a thief in Saturday's United States Open women's final? Not by the letter of tennis law. But Ramos, Serena Williams's coach Patrick Mouratoglou and, above all, Williams herself bear responsibility for the way -
This is all because Serena Williams called an umpire a “thief” at the U.S. Open. She was penalized for doing so, and it cost her the game, and she lost the match to Osaka. As many people pointed out, men have called umpires far worse things than “thief -
Tennis. U.S. Open 2018 Results: Novak Djokovic and Madison Keys Are Back in the Semifinals. By NAILA-JEAN MEYERS ... last 11 U.S. Open appearances. • Madison Keys, last year's U.S. Open runner-up, booked a return trip to the semifinals, where she will
TOKYO: Naomi Osaka has put her US Open tears down to shredded nerves and her natural awkwardness, rather than the tantrum thrown by Serena Williams that overshadowed a historic Japanese win. The 20-year-old melted hearts when she burst into sobs ...
NEW YORK -- Madison Keys was one of four American women in the US Open semifinals a year ago, when she was the runner-up. She's the only member of that quartet who made it back to that round. Still in search of her first Grand Slam title, the ... - - -
TOKYO — U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka made a winning return to action in her homeland on Wednesday, overpowering Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open. Playing in her first tournament since winning the ...
But the 20th-seeded Osaka, in current form and mood, should be a big challenge, even if women's tennis in 2018 has been anything but predictable. Seeding has counted for little at Wimbledon or the U.S. Open. “Eventually, the torch is going to get - -
On Wednesday, after cruising past Lesia Tsurenko, 6-1, 6-1, to reach the semifinals of the 2018 US Open, no less an authority on the spotlight than Billie Jean King offered Osaka some advice. When the world No. 20 women's player was asked after her
The 20-year-old Japanese tennis star had already started to parlay her youthful personality and honest candor into a robust stable of endorsements, but a win in the U.S. Open final in New York City against her idol, Serena Williams, further pushed the
... Osaka deserves to have her moment. “As for Serena, she knows I love her. She really inspires everyone. To see her being so dedicated and so committed to this sport, it's inspiring to me and to many tennis players, both men and women, around the - -
Osaka is the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam final on the men's or women's circuit. "It was always my dream to play Serena in the U.S. Open final," Osaka said when she received the trophy. "So I'm really glad I was able to do that. I'm really
"I know everyone was cheering for her and I'm sorry it had to end like this," said Osaka, elicting an ovation from the crowd. "It was my dream to play Serena in the US Open final, so I'm really glad I was able to do that and grateful I was able to play."