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#Naomi Osaka

# naomi-osaka - Monday 27 September, 2021

Osaka feeling 'itch' to make tennis return in near future
# Comeback
# Comeback

Osaka feeling 'itch' to make tennis return in near future

Sep 27th 2021, 9:56 PM 2,677 Views 0 Comments

‘It wouldn’t really matter to me if I won or lost, I’d just have the joy of being back on the court.’

# naomi-osaka - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Tearful Osaka to take break from tennis after shock loss
# US Open
# US Open

Tearful Osaka to take break from tennis after shock loss

Sep 4th 2021, 7:57 AM 8,200 Views 12 Comments

“I honestly don’t know when I’m going to play my next tennis match,” Osaka said.

# naomi-osaka - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Naomi Osaka eases through US Open first round over Marie Bouzkova
# Ace
# Ace

Naomi Osaka eases through US Open first round over Marie Bouzkova

Aug 31st 2021, 8:06 AM 1,523 Views 0 Comments

The dual Flushing Meadows champion was made to work in the first set before cruising through the second.

# naomi-osaka - Monday 30 August, 2021

Who can deny Djokovic an historic Slam? The talking points ahead of the US Open
# Empire State Of Mind
# Empire State Of Mind

Who can deny Djokovic an historic Slam? The talking points ahead of the US Open

Aug 30th 2021, 9:45 AM 1,903 Views 0 Comments

The Serb is chasing the calendar year Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows.

# naomi-osaka - Thursday 19 August, 2021

Naomi Osaka admits she felt ungrateful in her attitude towards playing tennis
# Mindset Change
# Mindset Change

Naomi Osaka admits she felt ungrateful in her attitude towards playing tennis

Aug 19th 2021, 8:43 AM 3,752 Views 8 Comments

The second seed fought back from a set and a break down to beat American teenager Coco Gauff in the second round at the Western and Southern Open.

# naomi-osaka - Monday 16 August, 2021

Tearful Osaka attends first press conference since withdrawing from French Open
# Back On Track
# Back On Track

Tearful Osaka attends first press conference since withdrawing from French Open

Aug 16th 2021, 11:08 PM 5,954 Views 8 Comments

The four-time grand slam champion pulled out of Roland Garros for mental health reasons.

# naomi-osaka - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

'What Simone Biles has done is say, 'No, you stand up for yourself and say I'm struggling''
# Comment
# Comment

'What Simone Biles has done is say, 'No, you stand up for yourself and say I'm struggling''

Aug 3rd 2021, 7:19 PM 4,735 Views 10 Comments

Renowned Irish sports psychologist Enda McNutly this could lead to a major shift in how mental health matters are treated.

# naomi-osaka - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Home favourite Osaka crashes out of Olympics
# Upset
# Upset

Home favourite Osaka crashes out of Olympics

Jul 27th 2021, 6:09 AM 6,126 Views 1 Comment

She suffered a shock third-round defeat at the hands of Marketa Vondrousova.

# naomi-osaka - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Osaka and Federer among headliners entered for upcoming US Open
# Returning Faces
# Returning Faces

Osaka and Federer among headliners entered for upcoming US Open

Jul 21st 2021, 9:16 PM 2,740 Views 1 Comment

Spectators will return at 100% capacity as two of tennis’ biggest names make their respective comebacks.

# naomi-osaka - Monday 5 July, 2021

Naomi Osaka confirms she will do press conferences at Olympics
# Future Plans
# Future Plans

Naomi Osaka confirms she will do press conferences at Olympics

Jul 5th 2021, 4:48 PM 3,718 Views 2 Comments

The world number two told Japan’s national broadcaster NHK she was getting ready to play on home turf.

# naomi-osaka - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon and targets Olympics
# Opting Out
# Opting Out

Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon and targets Olympics

Jun 17th 2021, 8:49 PM 4,567 Views 4 Comments

The world number two pulled out of the French Open citing her struggle with depression and anxiety.

# naomi-osaka - Monday 7 June, 2021

Naomi Osaka pulls out of Berlin tournament, organisers confirm
# Taking A Break
# Taking A Break

Naomi Osaka pulls out of Berlin tournament, organisers confirm

Jun 7th 2021, 3:32 PM 4,477 Views 3 Comments

The four-time Grand Slam winner has been in the spotlight since withdrawing from the French Open.

# naomi-osaka - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Osaka thanks fans for ‘love’ she has received since French Open withdrawal
# French Open
# French Open

Osaka thanks fans for ‘love’ she has received since French Open withdrawal

Jun 5th 2021, 11:09 PM 2,501 Views 0 Comments

Osaka’s openness regarding her mental health has drawn widespread praise.

# naomi-osaka - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Stephen Kenny empathises with Naomi Osaka over anxiety relating to media duties
# Understanding
# Understanding

Stephen Kenny empathises with Naomi Osaka over anxiety relating to media duties

Updated Jun 2nd 2021, 8:05 PM 24,316 Views 15 Comments

The Ireland boss accepts media duties are part of his job.

Djokovic hails 'bold, brave' Osaka for French Open withdrawal
# Roland Garros
# Roland Garros

Djokovic hails 'bold, brave' Osaka for French Open withdrawal

Jun 2nd 2021, 8:11 AM 3,462 Views 7 Comments

Osaka refused to attend post-match press conferences, and revealed the depression she has been suffering since 2018.

# naomi-osaka - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Opinion: When Naomi Osaka talks, we should listen - athletes are not commodities
# Pro Tennis
From TheJournal.ie
# Pro Tennis

Opinion: When Naomi Osaka talks, we should listen - athletes are not commodities

Updated Jun 1st 2021, 2:15 PM 20,623 Views 50 Comments

As Osaka withdraws from the French Open, psychology professor Peter Terry says we should remember that athletes are not super human

# naomi-osaka - Monday 31 May, 2021

Serena 'feels for' Osaka, has also experienced 'very difficult' press conferences
# Empathy
# Empathy

Serena 'feels for' Osaka, has also experienced 'very difficult' press conferences

May 31st 2021, 11:07 PM 5,292 Views 7 Comments

The US star earned a first-round 7-6 (8/6), 6-2 win over Irina-Camelia Begu.

'The best thing for my wellbeing is that I withdraw' - Osaka pulls out of French Open
# Statement
# Statement

'The best thing for my wellbeing is that I withdraw' - Osaka pulls out of French Open

May 31st 2021, 7:26 PM 53,701 Views 112 Comments

Osaka has withdrawn amidst the furore caused by her boycott of media duties, and opened up on her battle with depression.

Osaka wants to use French Open media boycott 'to bring about change', says coach
# Call For Change
# Call For Change

Osaka wants to use French Open media boycott 'to bring about change', says coach

May 31st 2021, 11:58 AM 3,053 Views 3 Comments

On Sunday, officials at Roland Garros threatened Osaka, the world number two, with disqualification.

# naomi-osaka - Sunday 30 May, 2021

Osaka warned she faces French Open disqualification if she continues to refuse media interviews
# French Open
# French Open

Osaka warned she faces French Open disqualification if she continues to refuse media interviews

May 30th 2021, 8:00 PM 54,551 Views 64 Comments

The world number two was fined on Sunday for not holding a post-match press conference.

'Work in progress' Osaka lets racket do talking at French Open
# Roland Garros
# Roland Garros

'Work in progress' Osaka lets racket do talking at French Open

May 30th 2021, 12:47 PM 3,250 Views 1 Comment

The world number two won her opening match in straight sets.

# naomi-osaka - Friday 28 May, 2021

WTA says players have responsibility to do media as Naomi Osaka begins boycott
# French Open
# French Open

WTA says players have responsibility to do media as Naomi Osaka begins boycott

May 28th 2021, 3:04 PM 4,100 Views 8 Comments

Osaka’s decision not to do any press during the French Open has been the talk of tennis.

# naomi-osaka - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Osaka call to boycott press conference blasted as 'unacceptable'
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Osaka call to boycott press conference blasted as 'unacceptable'

May 27th 2021, 10:53 PM 6,947 Views 2 Comments

The head of French tennis criticised the Japanese star who said she was concerned by the effect of news conferences on her mental health.

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in same half of French Open draw

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in same half of French Open draw

May 27th 2021, 7:03 PM 2,577 Views 3 Comments

In the women’s draw, defending champion Iga Swiatek opens against Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan.

Naomi Osaka won’t talk to media at French Open due to impact on mental health
# Departure From The Norm
# Departure From The Norm

Naomi Osaka won’t talk to media at French Open due to impact on mental health

May 27th 2021, 5:09 PM 6,467 Views 15 Comments

The world number two feels news conferences put an unfair burden on players.

# naomi-osaka - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Japan's Osaka 'not sure' Olympics should happen as doubts grow
# Uncertainty
# Uncertainty

Japan's Osaka 'not sure' Olympics should happen as doubts grow

May 11th 2021, 9:34 AM 4,806 Views 1 Comment

A recent survey in Tokyo found 60% of respondents don’t want the Games to go ahead.

# naomi-osaka - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Osaka's sister Mari retires at 24, saying she 'didn't enjoy' tennis journey
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

Osaka's sister Mari retires at 24, saying she 'didn't enjoy' tennis journey

Mar 11th 2021, 2:34 PM 5,396 Views 0 Comments

Mari is 18 months older than Osaka, and reached a career-high of 280th in the world in 2018.

# naomi-osaka - Saturday 20 February, 2021

Naomi Osaka continues meteoric rise by clinching another Australian Open title
# Queen Of Melbourne
# Queen Of Melbourne

Naomi Osaka continues meteoric rise by clinching another Australian Open title

Feb 20th 2021, 10:21 AM 29,142 Views 11 Comments

The 23-year-old has become the first woman since Monica Seles to win her first four Grand Slam finals.

# naomi-osaka - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Serena Williams walks out in tears after semi-final defeat
# Emotional
# Emotional

Serena Williams walks out in tears after semi-final defeat

Feb 18th 2021, 8:18 AM 58,621 Views 32 Comments

The veteran American’s quest to reach a ninth Australian Open final and match Court’s 24 major singles titles ended in a 6-3, 6-4 semi-final mauling.

# naomi-osaka - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Serena Williams downs Halep to set up semi-final showdown with Naomi Osaka
# Australian Open
# Australian Open

Serena Williams downs Halep to set up semi-final showdown with Naomi Osaka

Feb 16th 2021, 10:01 AM 3,521 Views 0 Comments

Williams moves one step closer to a 24th grand slam title with a 6-3 6-3 victory.

Russian qualifier extends fairytale run to Australian Open semis
# Surprise Package
# Surprise Package

Russian qualifier extends fairytale run to Australian Open semis

Feb 16th 2021, 7:54 AM 2,820 Views 0 Comments

On the women’s side as three-time major winner Osaka showed her superiority to reach her fourth Grand Slam semi-final.

# naomi-osaka - Friday 12 February, 2021

Serena Williams wins her 90th Australian Open match against Potapova
# Wizard Of Oz
# Wizard Of Oz

Serena Williams wins her 90th Australian Open match against Potapova

Feb 12th 2021, 10:23 AM 2,315 Views 0 Comments

There was also a stunning win for lion-hearted Aslan Karatsev against Diego Schwartzman.

# naomi-osaka - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Bad dream puts Osaka on edge
# Worry
# Worry

Bad dream puts Osaka on edge

Feb 10th 2021, 3:15 PM 4,106 Views 0 Comments

The three-time Slam winner had an uneasy feeling Wednesday, waking up in a panic after a nightmare before her Australian Open clash.

# naomi-osaka - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Osaka becomes part owner of O'Sullivan and Caldwell's US club
# Courage
# Courage

Osaka becomes part owner of O'Sullivan and Caldwell's US club

Jan 28th 2021, 6:25 PM 4,295 Views 0 Comments

The three-time Grand Slam champion has invested in North Carolina Courage.

# naomi-osaka - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Osaka wins second US Open title and says she's keeping Kobe Bryant's legacy alive
# Grand Slam
# Grand Slam

Osaka wins second US Open title and says she's keeping Kobe Bryant's legacy alive

Sep 13th 2020, 10:59 AM 5,877 Views 2 Comments

The 22-year-old lost the opening set to Victoria Azarenka 6-1 but fought back to claim the silverware in New York.

# naomi-osaka - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Osaka, Zverev one step closer as US Open semi-finals start to take shape
# Tennis
# Tennis

Osaka, Zverev one step closer as US Open semi-finals start to take shape

Sep 9th 2020, 8:24 AM 3,600 Views 0 Comments

Osaka will face Jennifer Brady while Zverev meets Pablo Carreno Busta in the last four.

# naomi-osaka - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Serena Williams battles from a set down to tee up Sakkari rematch
# US Open
# US Open

Serena Williams battles from a set down to tee up Sakkari rematch

Sep 6th 2020, 11:09 AM 3,158 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, there was controversy as the top women’s doubles seeds were pulled from the tournament due to a close contact with a confirmed Covid case.

# naomi-osaka - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

'I want to spread awareness' - Osaka wears mask honouring black woman shot dead by police
# Action
# Action

'I want to spread awareness' - Osaka wears mask honouring black woman shot dead by police

Sep 1st 2020, 8:38 AM 4,875 Views 2 Comments

The 22-year-old made the gesture in her opening game at the US Open.

# naomi-osaka - Friday 24 January, 2020

15-year-old Coco Gauff knocks defending champion Osaka out of Australian Open
# Stunned
# Stunned

15-year-old Coco Gauff knocks defending champion Osaka out of Australian Open

Jan 24th 2020, 12:11 PM 23,972 Views 10 Comments

The teen sensation won in straight sets to reach the last 16.

# naomi-osaka - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Osaka lies in wait for Coco Gauff after 15-year-old battles from a set down
# Australian Open
# Australian Open

Osaka lies in wait for Coco Gauff after 15-year-old battles from a set down

Updated Jan 22nd 2020, 12:50 PM 4,927 Views 3 Comments

Elsewhere, there were victories for big guns Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in Melbourne today.

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