# Naomi Osaka

This year
# time out
Naomi Osaka reveals pregnancy and declares absence from 2023 season
The two-time Australian Open winner pulled out of the first grand slam of the year last week.
# decision
Naomi Osaka becomes latest star to pull out of Australian Open
Osaka has not played a competitive match since September.
Last year
# free agent
Coach Fissette announces split from Osaka after two Grand Slam wins
Fissette previously worked with a host of other Grand Slam title winners such as Kim Clijsters, Victoria Azarenka, Simon Halep and Angelique Kerber.
# absentee
Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon with 'Achilles' injury
The four-time Grand Slam winner pulled out of the championships on Saturday afternoon.
# Disappointment
Defending champion among the big names to crash out early at French Open
Barbora Krejcikova tumbled out in the first round on Monday.
# Thinking It Over
Osaka to consider skipping Wimbledon after tournament stripped of ranking points
No points will be offered at this year’s tournament after Wimbledon chiefs banned Russian and Belarusian players from competing.
# straight sets
Osaka's return to French Open ends in first round
Osaka served up eight double faults and committed 29 unforced errors.
# Naomi Osaka
Tearful Osaka rallies past Bencic to reach Miami Open final
A 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Olympic champion Belinda Bencic took the four time Grand Slam champion into Saturday’s final.
# Miami Open
Osaka into quarters, Swiatek cruises
“I am definitely happy,” Osaka said afterwards.
# Sharp
Osaka's resurgence continues as she puts fan's jeers behind her
Japanese star makes light work of 13th seed Angelique Kerber to progress in Miami Open.
# Seeking Help
'I finally started talking to a therapist after Indian Wells' - Osaka
The Japanese star had time away from the sport in 2021 because of mental health problems.
# indian wells
Naomi Osaka reduced to tears after being heckled during Indian Wells defeat
Osaka was heckled during her second-round defeat to Veronika Kudermetova.
# Mixed Fortunes
Osaka stunned as Nadal sends warning
The 20-year-old American Anisimova saved two match points to win on a deciding tie-break against the defending champion.
# scrutiny
Naomi Osaka 'more comfortable in my skin' after turbulent year
The Japanese former world number one opened the defence of her Australian Open title with a battling 6-3, 6-3 win against Colombia’s Camila Osorio.
# precaution
Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka pulls out of warm-up tournament
An abdominal injury saw the four-time Grand Slam winner withdraw.
# Summer Set
Osaka in cruise control to reach Melbourne quarters
Second seed Simona Halep was also untroubled in her second-round match, beating fellow Romanian Elena-Gabriela Ruse 6-2-6-1.
# Summer Set
Naomi Osaka makes winning return in Melbourne in first match in four months
Andy Murray was beaten by Facundo Bagnis after error-strewn display in Melbourne
All time
# melbourne summer set
Nadal and Osaka to return to action in Melbourne
Nadal, competing with Djokovic to be the first man to reach 21 Grand Slam titles, has hardly played since losing in the semi-finals of the French Open.
# Where Is Peng Shuai
Naomi Osaka expresses 'shock' as concerns grow for missing Chinese star Peng Shuai
Peng has not been heard from since alleging that a powerful Chinese politician sexually assaulted her.
# Comeback
Osaka feeling 'itch' to make tennis return in near future
‘It wouldn’t really matter to me if I won or lost, I’d just have the joy of being back on the court.’
# US Open
Tearful Osaka to take break from tennis after shock loss
“I honestly don’t know when I’m going to play my next tennis match,” Osaka said.
# Ace
Naomi Osaka eases through US Open first round over Marie Bouzkova
The dual Flushing Meadows champion was made to work in the first set before cruising through the second.
# Empire State of Mind
Who can deny Djokovic an historic Slam? The talking points ahead of the US Open
The Serb is chasing the calendar year Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows.
# mindset change
Naomi Osaka admits she felt ungrateful in her attitude towards playing tennis
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.
# back on track
Tearful Osaka attends first press conference since withdrawing from French Open
The four-time grand slam champion pulled out of Roland Garros for mental health reasons.
# Comment
'What Simone Biles has done is say, 'No, you stand up for yourself and say I'm struggling''
Renowned Irish sports psychologist Enda McNutly this could lead to a major shift in how mental health matters are treated.
# Upset
Home favourite Osaka crashes out of Olympics
She suffered a shock third-round defeat at the hands of Marketa Vondrousova.
# returning faces
Osaka and Federer among headliners entered for upcoming US Open
Spectators will return at 100% capacity as two of tennis’ biggest names make their respective comebacks.
# future plans
Naomi Osaka confirms she will do press conferences at Olympics
The world number two told Japan’s national broadcaster NHK she was getting ready to play on home turf.
# Opting out
Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon and targets Olympics
The world number two pulled out of the French Open citing her struggle with depression and anxiety.
# Taking A Break
Naomi Osaka pulls out of Berlin tournament, organisers confirm
The four-time Grand Slam winner has been in the spotlight since withdrawing from the French Open.
# french open
Osaka thanks fans for ‘love’ she has received since French Open withdrawal
Osaka’s openness regarding her mental health has drawn widespread praise.
# understanding
Stephen Kenny empathises with Naomi Osaka over anxiety relating to media duties
The Ireland boss accepts media duties are part of his job.
# Roland Garros
Djokovic hails 'bold, brave' Osaka for French Open withdrawal
Osaka refused to attend post-match press conferences, and revealed the depression she has been suffering since 2018.
Opinion: When Naomi Osaka talks, we should listen - athletes are not commodities
As Osaka withdraws from the French Open, psychology professor Peter Terry says we should remember that athletes are not super human
# empathy
Serena 'feels for' Osaka, has also experienced 'very difficult' press conferences
The US star earned a first-round 7-6 (8/6), 6-2 win over Irina-Camelia Begu.
# statement
'The best thing for my wellbeing is that I withdraw' - Osaka pulls out of French Open
Osaka has withdrawn amidst the furore caused by her boycott of media duties, and opened up on her battle with depression.
# call for change
Osaka wants to use French Open media boycott 'to bring about change', says coach
On Sunday, officials at Roland Garros threatened Osaka, the world number two, with disqualification.
# french open
Osaka warned she faces French Open disqualification if she continues to refuse media interviews
The world number two was fined on Sunday for not holding a post-match press conference.
# Roland Garros
'Work in progress' Osaka lets racket do talking at French Open
The world number two won her opening match in straight sets.