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Australian Open 2022: Rafael Nadal On Novak Djokovic Visa Saga - ‘Bit Tired Of The Situation”

Two-time women's major champion Garbine Muguruza said Novak Djokovic could have avoided all his visa-related issues in the lead up to the Australian Open 2022 by getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

15 January 2022

Yearender 2021: Sports Helped Fight Vagaries Even As Mental Health And Racism Dominated Headlines

Sports was at its grandest best in the Land of the Rising Sun. In COVID times, it was nothing short of a miracle for Japan to successfully stage Tokyo Olympics. Here's a look back at world sports in 2021.


Bianca Andreescu, 2019 US Open Tennis Champion, Takes Mental Health Break

Bianca Andreescu’s decision to take mental health break means the Canadian will miss the Australian Open in New Year. Andreescu had earlier opted out of Tokyo Olympics due to Covid concerns.


Melbourne Summer Set 1 2022: Japanese Naomi Osaka Withdraws With Abdominal Injury

Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from the Melbourne Summer Set 1 2022 semifinal means Veronika Kudermetova advanced to the final without hitting a single shot.

08 January 2022

Year In Review 2021: How Sports Fans Came Back From The Dead After COVID Ran Amok

It was a year of the neo-normal. From digital payments to tests for coronavirus, sports tried its best to get the better of the deadly virus.


Naomi Osaka, Struggling With Mental Health, Withdraws From BNP Paribas Open Tennis

Japanese Osaka, who sat out of Wimbledon this year, returned at Tokyo Olympics but made a surprise exit in the third round.

23 September 2021

Melbourne Summer Set 1 2022: Naomi Osaka Begins New Season With Win Over Alize Cornet

Naomi Osaka defeated Alize Cornet 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to record win over Alize Cornet on Tuesday in one of the so-called Summer Set of tournaments in Melbourne. The tournament is called Melbourne Summer Set 1 -- a tune-up event...

04 January 2022

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BNP Paribas Open 2021: Top Ranked Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty Headline Lineups

The tournament is returning to the Southern California desert for the first time since 2019 and will take place from October 4 to 17

09 September 2021

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04 September 2021
Naomi Osaka Weighs Another Break From Tennis After Loss In US Open 2021

Naomi Osaka Weighs Another Break From Tennis After Loss In US Open 2021

Naomi Osaka suffered a shock exit in the US Open women's singles third round and said she does not know if she will play again


04 September 2021
US Open 2021: Naomi Osaka Tosses Racket, Loses Match To 18-year-old Leylah Fernandez

US Open 2021: Naomi Osaka Tosses Racket, Loses Match To 18-year-old Leylah Fernandez

Naomi Osaka’s title defense at the US Open was over in the third round with a 5-7, 6-7 (2), 6-4, loss to Canada's Leylah Fernandez


31 August 2021
US Open 2021: Naomi Osaka Makes Winning Return To Grand Slam Tennis

US Open 2021: Naomi Osaka Makes Winning Return To Grand Slam Tennis

After a tight start to her first-round US Open, Osaka secured a 6-4, 6-1, victory over 87th-ranked Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic


28 August 2021
US Open 2021, Preview: Focus On Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka

US Open 2021, Preview: Focus On Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka

The year's last Grand Slam tournament begins Monday — with full crowds allowed a year after all fans were banned because of the coronavirus outbreak


25 August 2021
US Open Offering Tennis Players Access To Mental Health Pros

US Open Offering Tennis Players Access To Mental Health Pros

Reigning US Open champion Naomi Osaka brought attention to the topic when she pulled out of the French Open in late May to take a mental health break


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20 August 2021
Cincinnati Masters: Daniil Medvedev Advances To Quarterfinals; Naomi Osaka Knocked Out

Cincinnati Masters: Daniil Medvedev Advances To Quarterfinals; Naomi Osaka Knocked Out

Top-ranked Ash Barty rolled through the first 10 games of her match with defending champion Victoria Azarenka in a 6-0, 6-2 win to reach the women’s...


17 August 2021
Naomi Osaka Breaks Down At Cincinnati Open Presser Since Tokyo Olympics

Naomi Osaka Breaks Down At Cincinnati Open Presser Since Tokyo Olympics

Naomi Osaka, 23, broke down during a press conference at the Cincinnati Open on Monday


17 August 2021
Naomi Osaka Says She Will Donate Cincinnati Prize Money To Haiti Earthquake Relief

Naomi Osaka Says She Will Donate Cincinnati Prize Money To Haiti Earthquake Relief

Osaka, who has a Haitian father and Japanese mother, decided to donate the prize money for relief work post the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti


27 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics: Rough Day For Stars Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka At The Games

Tokyo Olympics: Rough Day For Stars Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka At The Games

Osaka was knocked out from the tennis tournament, while Biles pulled out of the gymnastics team competition


27 July 2021
Naomi Osaka's Exit: Disbelief, Support In Japan After Tennis Star's 3rd Round Loss At Tokyo Olympics

Naomi Osaka's Exit: Disbelief, Support In Japan After Tennis Star's 3rd Round Loss At Tokyo Olympics

The stock of Japanese tennis racket maker Yonex, one of her major corporate sponsors, plunged Tuesday, just Osaka lost to Marketa Vondrousova


27 July 2021
Naomi Osaka Eliminated From Tokyo Olympics Tennis Tournament

Naomi Osaka Eliminated From Tokyo Olympics Tennis Tournament

Osaka won her opening two matches in straight sets following a two-month mental-health break


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26 July 2021
Tokyo 2020: Naomi Osaka Was Inspired By Olympic Flame Honour

Tokyo 2020: Naomi Osaka Was Inspired By Olympic Flame Honour

Two more wins and Osaka will be in line for more honors — an Olympic medal


25 July 2021
Naomi Osaka Wins As Top-Ranked Ash Barty Suffers Upset Defeat At Tokyo Olympics Tennis Tournament

Naomi Osaka Wins As Top-Ranked Ash Barty Suffers Upset Defeat At Tokyo Olympics Tennis Tournament

Osaka hadn't played since she withdrew from the French Open in May to take a mental health break, revealing that she has dealt with depression


23 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics: Naomi Osaka Lights Olympic Cauldron Says, 'The Greatest Honour'

Tokyo Olympics: Naomi Osaka Lights Olympic Cauldron Says, 'The Greatest Honour'

The four-time Grand Slam winner Osaka lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday


22 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics, Tennis Draw: Naomi Osaka Faces Zheng Saisai, Easy First Round For Novak Djokovic

Tokyo Olympics, Tennis Draw: Naomi Osaka Faces Zheng Saisai, Easy First Round For Novak Djokovic

The second-seeded Osaka, who represents host Japan and is one of the top names at the Games


11 July 2021
Naomi Osaka Returns To Spotlight On Red Carpet At The ESPYS

Naomi Osaka Returns To Spotlight On Red Carpet At The ESPYS

Naomi Osaka was nominated in two categories, including female athlete of the year, at the annual show honoring the year's top athletes and sports moments


08 July 2021
Naomi Osaka Says Novak Djokovic, Michelle Obama, Others Reached Out

Naomi Osaka Says Novak Djokovic, Michelle Obama, Others Reached Out

Osaka took a mental health break pulling out of French Open and hasn't played since opting to sit out Wimbledon as well


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