Naomi Osaka withdraws from major tournament again

Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka withdrew from her semifinal match Saturday at a WTA tournament with an abdominal injury, allowing her opponent Veronika Kudermetova to advance to the final on a walkover. Naomi Osaka “I had a lot of fun playing here in Melbourne. Unfortunately I have an abdominal injury which I need to … Continue reading Naomi Osaka withdraws from major tournament again

Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal officially withdraw from Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka, with 24 Grand Slam titles between them, both withdrew from Wimbledon on Thursday with the Spanish star also pulling out of the Tokyo Olympics in a bid "to prolong my career". Rafael Nadal Nadal's snub of the Olympics was later followed by world number five Dominic Thiem also withdrawing from … Continue reading Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal officially withdraw from Wimbledon

Naomi Osaka opens up on mental health issues

The highest-paid female athlete in the world, tennis superstar Naomi Osaka, decided to leave the French Open at the end of May citing her battle with depression and anxiety. Her withdrawal from the tournament created a media frenzy, and divided journalists and fans. But it has also started a conversation about athletes and mental health that … Continue reading Naomi Osaka opens up on mental health issues

This ‘racist’ cartoon of Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka will make you laugh and cry

  Naomi Osaka became a world champion after trashing Serena Williams in their 2018 U.S. Open (Women’s Singles) final, but the landmark achievement on that "memorable day (06.09.2018)" has been a subject of prolonged debate. In Japan, and in fact, to Japanese citizens all over the world, Naomi is immortal. That unexpected status quo-altering triumph … Continue reading This ‘racist’ cartoon of Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka will make you laugh and cry

Serena Williams pays dearly for her outbursts during the US Open final

  Serena Williams has been fined a total of 17,000 US dollars (approximately €14,700) for her offences during the US Open final, according to the Associated Press. The 23-time grand slam champion lost her cool after being given a warning for coaching from the stands early in the second set against Japan’s Naomi Osaka. She … Continue reading Serena Williams pays dearly for her outbursts during the US Open final