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Dec/20

27

AP Snubs Kenin And Gives Sportswoman of Year to Osaka

The Associated Press has named US Open champ Naomi Osaka as Sportswoman of the Year, snubbing the WTA player who achieved the superior year, American Sofia Kenin. Osaka had an excellent year on the court, winning the US Open and compiling a 16-3 won-loss record. Osaka skipped Roland Garros and lost in the round of […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/20

9

Why Is Osaka More Marketable Than Kenin?

This year Sports Illustrated honored US Open Champ Naomi Osaka as a Sportsperson of the year along with LeBron James and Patrick Mahomes. Osaka had an excellent year on the court, winning the US Open and compiling a 16-3 won-loss record. Osaka skipped Roland Garros and lost in the round of 32 in Melbourne to […] Continue to read full article...

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May/20

23

Osaka asks Tsitsipas what inspires him

About ten years ago I refined my Biofile list of questions to tennis pros, changing the childhood heroes question to who or what inspires you, what is your tennis inspiration? Today I saw Naomi Osaka ask Stefanos Tsitsipas this same question, What inspires you? (Yes, I think she has read my Biofiles.) Tsitsipas paused for […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

24

Serena and Osaka Knocked Out of AO 2020

By Louise Belcourt The tennis world was in shock after two Australian Open grand slam women’s champions were knocked out of the third round of the Australian Open on day 5. In the day session of Rod Laver Arena, the gritty Chinese player Qiang Wang celebrated Chinese New Year early with a tough 6-4 6-7(2) […] Continue to read full article...

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Jan/20

23

Coco vs Osaka AO Analysis

The most intriguing match at the Australian Open third round will be Naomi Osaka vs Coco Gauff showdown rematch. The two Florida-based prodigies have played once before – at US Open last summer – with the older Osaka prevailing 63 60. There are many interesting angles about this match up. The two are dear friends […] Continue to read full article...

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