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Naomi Osaka of Japan hits a return during her women's semi-final match against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 6, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - GREG BAKER

US Open champ Naomi Osaka ‘stressed out’ by great expectations

Naomi Osaka admitted that she gets "stressed out" trying to live up to "the hype" after the US Open champion was beaten in the China Open semi-finals on Saturday.
Naomi Osaka of Japan throws her racquet during her women's quarter-final match against Zhang Shuai of China at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on October 5, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - GREG BAKER

Naomi Osaka apologises to beaten Beijing opponent

US Open champion Naomi Osaka said that she apologised to beaten opponent Zhang Shuai for her emotional behaviour in their roller-coaster China Open quarter-final on Friday.
Osaka had tears in her eyes as the match threatened to slip away in the second set before her eventual triumph (AFP Photo-GREG BAKER)

China Open: Osaka survives huge scare to reach semis

US Open champion Naomi Osaka overcame her emotions to roar back and defeat unseeded Zhang Shuai 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 in a roller-coaster China Open quarter-final on Friday.

Venus Williams, Stephens Stephens tumble out of Australian Open

Venus Williams and US Open champion Sloane Stephens led a string of seeds sent tumbling out of the Australian Open Monday in a calamitous day for American players.

French Open champ Jelena Ostapenko suffers defeat in Shenzhen

French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko slumped to a shock defeat in the first round of the Shenzhen Open on Tuesday only days after beating Serena Williams in the American’s comeback match.

Top-ranked Pliskova races into US Open quarter-finals

World number one Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic advanced to the US Open quarter-finals on Monday by routing 91st-ranked American Jennifer Brady 6-1, 6-0 in just 46 minutes.

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