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Petra Kvitova qualifies for WTA finals in Shenzhen

The world number seven Petra Kvitova has become the sixth player to qualify for the season-ending World Tennis Association (WTA) Finals in Shenzhen, the WTA said on Monday.
Naomi Osaka of Japan hits a return during her women’s singles semi-final match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 5, 2019. (Photo by Leo RAMIREZ - AFP)

Naomi Osaka reveals pressure of being number one

Naomi Osaka has opened up on the immense pressure she placed on herself earlier this year that contributed to a slump in form and the loss of her top ranking.
Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates during her women’s singles final match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Osaka on September 22, 2019. Jiji Press - AFP

Naomi Osaka beats world number one Ashleigh Barty to win China Open

Naomi Osaka won a second tournament on the spin as she fought back from a set down to defeat world number one Ashleigh Barty in the China Open final on Sunday.
Naomi Osaka of Japan hits a return during her women’s singles semi-final match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 5, 2019. (Photo by Leo RAMIREZ - AFP)

Naomi Osaka ends Caroline Wozniacki’s China Open reign to set up Ashleigh Barty final

Naomi Osaka will face world number one Ashleigh Barty in Sunday’s final of the China Open after powering to a convincing win over title-holder Caroline Wozniacki.
Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates during her women’s singles final match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Osaka on September 22, 2019. Jiji Press - AFP

Naomi Osaka sets up first meeting with US Open champion Bianca Andreescu

Naomi Osaka set up a potential first meeting with US Open champion Bianca Andreescu after winning the last 10 games to surge into the China Open quarter-finals Thursday.
Naomi Osaka said she had been really riled up as Japan's two-time Grand Slam champion reached the second round at the China Open on Sunday despite being far from her best.

Naomi Osaka reaches China Open round two despite being ‘riled up’

Naomi Osaka said she had been “really riled up” as Japan’s two-time Grand Slam champion reached the second round at the China Open on Sunday despite being far from her best.
Venus Williams overcomes Victoria Azarenka in three set thriller

Venus Williams crashes out of Wuhan Open

Venus Williams’ first visit to Asia since 2017 was cut short as she crashed out of the Wuhan Open first round on Sunday 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) to fellow American Danielle Collins.
Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates during her women’s singles final match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Osaka on September 22, 2019. Jiji Press - AFP

Naomi Osaka ends title drought at home Pan Pacific Open

Japan’s Naomi Osaka ended an eight-month title drought by winning the Pan Pacific Open in her home city on Sunday, her first trophy since her second consecutive Grand Slam triumph at the Australian Open in January.
Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka beat Elise Mertens of Belgium on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open, thrilling her Japanese fans in the city of her birth.

Naomi Osaka advances to Pan Pacific final in home city

Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka beat Elise Mertens of Belgium on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open, thrilling her Japanese fans in the city of her birth.
Karolina Plikosva’s victory at the Zhengzhou Open at the weekend means the Czech is now just 86 points behind Ashleigh Barty who remains at the top of the WTA rankings released on Monday.

Karolina Pliskova closes gap on world number one Ashleigh Barty

Karolina Plikosva’s victory at the Zhengzhou Open at the weekend means the Czech is now just 86 points behind Ashleigh Barty who remains at the top of the WTA rankings released on Monday.
INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 09: Naomi Osaka of Japan during a change of ends against Kristina Mladenovic of France during their women’s singles second round match on day six of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 09, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Naomi Osaka sacks coach

Japanese tennis superstar Naomi Osaka announced on Friday she was splitting with her coach, her second break-up this year as she battles for form and slips down the world rankings.
Bianca Andreescu

Serena Williams to meet teen Bianca Andreescu in US Open final

Serena Williams will face Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu for the US Open title as the American set herself up for another attempt to clinch a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam singles title.
Serena Williams claimed her 100th win at the U.S. Open in style on Tuesday.

Serena Williams powers into 10th US Open final

Serena Williams cruised into a 10th US Open final on Thursday as she brushed aside fifth seed Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-1 to claim a record-equaling 101st win at Flushing Meadows.
Belinda Bencic & Naomi Osaka

US Open: Belinda Bencic sends defending champion Osaka packing

Less than 24 hours after showing teenage sensation Gauff Coco the exit door, US Open defending champion Naomi Osaka has equally been bundled out.
Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts after defeating Magda Linette of Poland during their Round 2 women’s Singles tennis match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 29, 2019. (Kena Betancur - AFP)

Naomi Osaka, Rafael Nadal headline day eight at US Open

Defending champion Naomi Osaka will seek a spot in the U.S. Open quarter-finals when she returns to the court on Monday while second seed Rafa Nadal faces former winner Marin Cilic in last 16 action.
Roger Federer and Serena Williams, two record Grand Slam winners have rated the chances of American teenage tennis sensation, 15 year-old Coco Gauff, as she faces World number one, Naomi Osaka.

Roger Federer, Serena Williams rate Coco Gauff’s chances against Naomi Osaka

Roger Federer and Serena Williams, two record Grand Slam winners have rated the chances of American teenage tennis sensation, 15 year-old Coco Gauff, as she faces World number one, Naomi Osaka.
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Coco Gauff, Naomi Osaka set for US Open showdown

US teen sensation Coco Gauff and top-ranked defending champion Naomi Osaka will meet in a third-round showdown Saturday at the US Open, each curious to test her game against the other.
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Serena Williams faces Maria Sharapova in US Open first round

It will be a blockbuster of a match as Serena Williams begins her quest for a seventh US Open title and record-tying 24th Grand Slam victory against long-time rival Maria Sharapova in the US Open women’s singles draw unveiled Thursday.

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