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Moving on at Miami: Naomi Osaka has won 22 consecutive matches

Naomi Osaka might never hit a worse shot. Not that it mattered. The world’s No. 2-ranked woman shanked a serve that sailed over her opponent’s head, but shook off the mishit to win her 22nd match in a row Friday, beating Ajla Tomljanovic 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the second round at the Miami Open. Serving […]

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Homebody Osaka hopes schedule tweaks bring more Grand Slams

Naomi Osaka dislikes long and busy stretches away from the comforts of home and so will plan the European portion of her schedule accordingly in the hope of improving her title hopes at the French Open and Wimbledon. Osaka, competing this week at the Miami Open near where she grew up, said that while she […]

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Ashleigh Barty uncertain of schedule as Naomi Osaka closes in on her top spot

Australian Ash Barty has provided no certainty if she will play regularly on the women’s tour amid the COVID-19 pandemic despite Naomi Osaka closing in on her world number one ranking with a fourth Grand Slam title in Melbourne. Barty accepted a wildcard to defend her Adelaide International title this week after making an exit […]

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Already a star, on court and off, Naomi Osaka eyes more

Naomi Osaka already is a star at age 23. She has the four Grand Slam titles, the record-breaking endorsement deals and the willingness to speak her mind to prove it. Now the question is: Where does she go from here? It was telling that the second question posed to Osaka at the news conference following […]

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Australian Open: Naomi Osaka beats Jen Brady for fourth Grand Slam

The trouble for Naomi Osaka at Grand Slam tournaments comes in Week 1. Get beyond that at the hard-court majors, though, and start preparing to etch her name on the trophy. Osaka won her fourth title in her past eight appearances at a Slam, emerging from what initially was a tight Australian Open final and […]

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Australian Open 2021 Women’s Final Highlights: Osaka downs Brady with 6-4, 6-3 win

Australian Open 2021 Women’s Final Highlights: Naomi Osaka won her fourth Grand Slam. (File) Australian Open 2021 Women’s Singles Final Highlights: Naomi Osaka took her Grand Slam tally up to four on Saturday after she beat Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3 in the women’s singles final of the 2021 Australian Open at the Rod Laver Arena […]

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Australian Open 2021 Women’s Final Live Streaming: When and where to watch Osaka vs Brady

Australian Open 2021 Women’s Final Live Streaming: Jennifer Brady spent two weeks in hard quarantine gathering mental strength for her tilt at a maiden Grand Slam title and will hope there is plenty in reserve when she takes on Naomi Osaka in Saturday’s Australian Open final. Brady faces the ultimate test of her resilience against […]

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Australian Open: Osaka raises game, ends error-prone Serena’s record bid

Then there were tears. A prominent topic of discussion in Serena Williams’ post-match press conference was the crucial unforced errors she committed during her straight-sets loss to Naomi Osaka. It’s not that the veteran 39-year-old hasn’t faced tough losses before, nor the questions that follow such matches, in Grand Slams or on the WTA Tour. […]