Naomi Osaka was eliminated from the first tour in Cincinnati

Former world number one Naomi Osaka was eliminated Tuesday from the Cincinnati tournament in the first round, 6-4, 7-5, by China’s Zhang Shuai. It is the second time in a row that Osaka, which has won four Grand Slams, has failed to make it past the first round. She had given up in her opening … Read more

due to back pain, Osaka forced to retire from Toronto

Former world No.1 Naomi Osaka was dropped from her opener at the WTA 1000 in Toronto on Tuesday due to back pain, raising concerns as the US Open approaches. Estonian Kaia Kanepi led 7-6 (7/4), 3-0 when the four-time Grand Slam winner was dropped. Kanepi, finalist of the last week of the Washington hard court … Read more

Coco Gauff offers Naomi Osaka and goes to quarter in San José

American Coco Gauff beat her compatriot Naomi Osaka (6-4, 6-4) on Thursday at the San Jose tournament in California. Coco Gauff, 11th in the world and finalist at the last Roland-Garros, qualified for the quarter-finals of the hard-surface tournament in San Jose, California on Thursday, beating Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-4. The 18-year-old American, seeded N.6, … Read more

winning return for Osaka at the San Jose tournament

The Japanese star had not played since his defeat in the first round at Roland-Garros. Former world No.1 Naomi Osaka made a winning comeback on Tuesday, after two months of absence, by beating the young Chinese Zheng Qinwen at the San Jose hard court tournament. The 24-year-old Japanese knocked out the 19-year-old Chinese in three … Read more