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US Open champion Naomi Osaka of Japan answers questions during a press conference for the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on September 17, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Kazuhiro NOGI

Japan’s Naomi Osaka blames US Open tears on ‘notorious’ nerves

Naomi Osaka has put her US Open tears down to shredded nerves and her natural awkwardness, rather than the tantrum thrown by Serena Williams that overshadowed a historic Japanese win.
Serena Williams

US Open: Serena Williams breaks silence on umpire sexism row

Serena Williams has opened up in her first interview since accusing a US Open umpire of sexism, insisting she did not conspire to cheat with her coach.
Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) said on Thursday it had signed U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka as its next brand ambassador.

Nissan signs tennis star Naomi Osaka as brand ambassador

Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) said on Thursday it had signed U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka as its next brand ambassador.
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Naomi Osaka: No hard feelings over Serena Williams’ US Open tantrums

Japan’s Naomi Osaka has refused to criticise Serena Williams after her historic US Open victory was overshadowed by the American’s furious row with the chair umpire.
Serena Williams

Billie Jean King: Serena Williams ‘out of line’ but both sides share blame

Former world number one Billie Jean King has softened her initial stance on the controversy over Serena Williams, who was “totally out of line” when she vehemently disputed calls by chair umpire Carlos Ramos.
Umpire Carlos Ramos talks to Serena Williams during Saturday's US Open final. GETTY IMAGES

Embattled umpire Carlos Ramos ‘good’ despite US Open controversy

Umpire Carlos Ramos has made his first public statement since the U.S. Open, saying he was “good” despite the firestorm of controversy that followed his officiating of last weekend’s women’s final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka.
Yannick Noah

Davis Cup: Rafael Nadal’s absence ‘changes everything’ – France skipper

France Davis Cup captain Yannick Noah says world number one Rafael Nadal’s absence from Spain’s team in this weekend’s semi-final “changes everything”.
Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight has caused international outrage with a cartoon of tennis great Serena Williams

US Open: Cartoon on Serena Williams stirs controversy

A cartoon that was drawn by an Australian cartoonist, Mark Knight, about Serena Williams’ reaction at the US Open on Saturday has become the subject of a trending conversation on Twitter.
Serena Williams’s claim that the code violations that sparked her meltdown in the US Open final were sexist stirred debate, with WTA Tour chief executive Steve Simon backing her on Sunday.

ITF backs chair umpire after Serena Williams US Open saga

The International Tennis Federation has come out in support of chair umpire Carlos Ramos in the wake of Serena Williams’ US Open final defeat.
Serena Williams

Martina Navratilova slams Serena WIlliams over outburst

Martina Navratilova, an 18-time Grand Slam singles champion, says Serena Williams was wrong in her outburst at the US Open women’s finals even though she agreed there is a double standard, AFP reports.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro to win US Open title

Novak Djokovic produced an impeccable performance to beat Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open final and win his 14th Grand Slam title.
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Australian Open director wants coaching rule ‘sorted out’

Australian Open tournament Director Craig Tiley has urged global tennis to affirm its position on coaching during matches, following a storm of controversy that erupted during the US Open women’s final.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Naomi Osaka of Japan poses with the championship trophy after winning the Women's Singles finals match against Serena Williams of the United States on Day Thirteen of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

‘Serena was wary’ – Naomi Osaka tipped as Japan’s first world number one

After going from goofball to Grand Slam champion, Naomi Osaka can follow her historic US Open triumph by becoming Japan's first world number one, predicts Japanese tennis great Kimiko Date.
Serena Williams’s claim that the code violations that sparked her meltdown in the US Open final were sexist stirred debate, with WTA Tour chief executive Steve Simon backing her on Sunday.

Serena Williams’ US Open treatment divides tennis world

Serena Williams’ behaviour in Saturday’s US Open final divided the tennis world after she called the chair umpire a “liar” and a “thief”.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams fined $17,000 for US Open final code violations

Serena Williams has been penalised for calling the chair umpire a thief during an extended argument as the US Open women’s final descended into chaos, with fans booing and play delayed before Naomi Osaka wrapped up a 6-2, 6-4 victory for her first Grand Slam title.
Serena Williams’s claim that the code violations that sparked her meltdown in the US Open final were sexist stirred debate, with WTA Tour chief executive Steve Simon backing her on Sunday.

Serena Williams gathers support over sexism charge

Serena Williams’s claim that the code violations that sparked her meltdown in the US Open final were sexist stirred debate, with WTA Tour chief executive Steve Simon backing her on Sunday.
Novak Djokovic clinched his third US Open title on Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 triumph over Juan Martin del Potro, taking him level with Pete Sampras’s mark of 14 Grand Slams.

Novak Djokovic wins 3rd US Open, matches Pete Sampras record

Novak Djokovic clinched his third US Open title on Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 triumph over Juan Martin del Potro, taking him level with Pete Sampras’s mark of 14 Grand Slams.
Naomi Osaka

Six top quotes from Naomi Osaka after US Open victory

Naomi Osaka starred on the court and in the media conference room after winning the US Open on Saturday with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Serena Williams in the final.

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