TAG: Naomi Osaka

May/19

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Osaka Driven To Win More Major Titles

Unlike all of the recent would be successors of Serena Williams, the current world no. 1 player is not satisfied with her recent conquest of the US Open and Australian Open titles and the WTA world no.  1 ranking. Nope, Naomi Osaka wants more.

Osaka revealed her mindset in this Roland Garros tournament and the rest of the women better take note because the Japanese tennis queen means business.

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Mar/19

22

Osaka Prevails At Miami Open

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By Scoop Malinowski
Naomi Osaka was forced to work but overcame a stiff challenge by Belgian veteran qualifier Yanina Wickmayer, 6-0 6-7(3) 6-1 to advance to the Miami Open third round.
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Mar/19

5

Osaka’s Unique Journey To World No. 1

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By Scoop Malinowski

Naomi Osaka is the first known Japanese/Haitian professional tennis player and her ethnicity is not the only unique aspect of her character.

The Osaka Odyssey in tennis began in Long Island, New York. Naomi’s parents met in Hokkaido, Japan when her dad Leonard Francois was visiting Japan as a college student. Tamaki gave birth first to older sister Mari, born in April 1996, and then Naomi, born in October 1997.

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Feb/19

12

Osaka Rejects Bajin

At the end of 2018, Naomi Osaka had never won a professional tournament and was ranked outside the top 50 at 68. She was viewed as an introverted, one-dimensional baseline basher who was not considered a sure-fire future Grand Slam champion by tennis observers.

Then Osaka made an intelligent decision – she hired Sasha Bajin as her new coach. Bajin had been the hitting partner for former top players like Serena and Azarenka but Chris Evert revealed that he was in fact a coach influence more so than just a hired hitting partner.

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Jan/19

26

AO Triumph: Naomi Osaka Establishing Domination

By Scoop Malinowski

Naomi Osaka wasn’t satisfied with winning her first Grand Slam major title at the US Open last summer so she went out and won another.

Last night Osaka survived a spirited surge by Petra Kvitova who escaped three match points in the second set to force a deciding third set. But Osaka dug deep and proved again she is a super champion with some original attributes, prevailing 76 57 64.

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By Scoop Malinowski

US Open champion Naomi Osaka is still bothered by the fact that the highlight moment of her career – winning the US Open – was destroyed by the inner ugly and horrid sportsmanship of Serena Williams.

“I mean, of course I’m happy that I won a Grand Slam,” Osaka told reporters in a press conference on Monday. “I don’t think there’s anything that can take away from that. But I don’t know. I feel like not that when I look back on it that it’s a bad memory, but I feel like it was so strange, I didn’t just want to think about it. I wanted to just push it to the side.

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By Scoop Malinowski

Like a “street artist” sullying the neighborhood with graffiti, Serena Williams defaced and ruined today’s US Open women’s open final with an astonishing display of uncontrolled rage and unsportsmanlike conduct.

The lead story should be that Japanese woman Naomi Osaka became the first person from her country to win a Grand Slam title with a stunning 62 64 triumph over the 36 year old American.By Scoop Malinowski

Like a “street artist” sullying the neighborhood with graffiti, Serena Williams defaced and ruined today’s US Open women’s open final with an astonishing display of uncontrolled rage and unsportsmanlike conduct.

The lead story should be that Japanese woman Naomi Osaka became the first person from her country to win a Grand Slam title with a stunning 62 64 triumph over the 36 year old American.

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Sep/18

7

US Open Magic: The New Darling Of Tennis Naomi Osaka

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By Scoop Malinowski

First it was her outstanding play. Naomi Osaka, the enigmatic Japanese, Haitian, American showcased her best tennis to defy a surging Madison Keys 62 64. Keys threw everything, absolutely everything at young, impregnable Osaka who bravely withstood the onslaughts with a stunning display of unbeatable tennis.

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