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Jul/21

19

Osaka Lands On SI Swimsuit Issue Cover

While tennis champion Naomi Osaka is resting and receiving medical help to cope with her mental health and depression suffering, she has been quite busy making moves for her career. Her latest Public Relations exploit was becoming the latest Sports Illustrated magazine cover model for the famous “Swimsuit” cover. Such high profile honors are rarely […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

30

Grand Slams Threaten Osaka

The Grand Slams have joined forces to retaliate against Naomi Osaka.  The French Open, Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open issued a joint statement today announcing Osaka will be fined $15,000 for skipping media obligations after her first round win today vs Patricia Maria Tig. Additionally, the Grand Slams also say Osaka will not only […] Continue to read full article...

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May/21

26

Osaka To Boycott Media at Roland Garros

Reigning Australian and US Open Open champion Naomi Osaka is no stranger to political crusades and she has announced her latest concoction today. Osaka has declared that she will not talk with the media after her matches at Roland Garros. The move is a controversial one as it’s a slap in the face to an […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

20

Osaka Scores Fourth Major, Bests Brady in AO Final

Naomi Osaka has established herself as the dominant force in women’s tennis, with another masterpiece major final conquest last night, a 64 63 triumph over American Jennifer Brady. The 23 year old Osaka is now 4-0 in her four Grand Slam finals (Serena Williams was 6-1 in her first seven major finals). She will regain […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/21

17

Is Osaka Afraid To Beat Serena?

Remember the days when Naomi Osaka had no fear of playing Serena Williams, in fact, in younger days she eagerly anticipated the chance to play and beat Serena and even trash talked her. Before their first court encounter Osaka said with a mischevious smile how she was looking forward to “to make her yell CMON.” […] Continue to read full article...

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Sep/20

13

US Open 2020: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Dominic Thiem won his first major title in his fourth attempt, a sensational five set triumph over Alexander Zverev, one of the most compelling US Open finals of this century. There is no more deserving Grand Slam champion than Thiem, perhaps other than his conquest Zverev, who won the hearts of the tennis world today […] Continue to read full article...

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May/19

29

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. Continue to read full article...

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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

Osaka WM17 (4) (36143097936).jpg   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. Continue to read full article...

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. Continue to read full article...

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