Tag: Osaka

Nadal, Osaka both out for Wimbledon; she’ll go to Olympics

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Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka are sitting out Wimbledon, leaving the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament without two of the sport's biggest stars as...

Onaiwu hat trick extends Japan perfect record in 2022 qualis

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SEOUL, South Korea — A hat trick in six minutes by Ado Onaiwu highlighted Japan's 5-1 victory over Kyrgyzstan in Asian qualifying for the...

Lewis Hamilton backs Naomi Osaka in news conference dispute

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BAKU, Azerbaijan — Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton called Thursday for more support for young athletes dealing with media duties after four-time Grand...

Sponsors hail Naomi Osaka’s ‘courage’ on mental health

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NEW YORK — A few years ago, a star athlete dropping out of a major tennis tournament over mental health issues might have been...

Grand Slam leaders pledge to address Naomi Osaka’s concerns

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The leaders of the four Grand Slam tournaments reacted Tuesday to tennis star Naomi Osaka's stunning withdrawal from the French Open by promising to...

Column: Even more questions for Osaka when she returns

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Unfortunately for Naomi Osaka, the questions will keep coming. There’s nowhere to run and certainly no place to hide when you’re a superstar traveling...

FRENCH OPEN 2021: Rafael Nadal’s magic numbers are 14 and 21

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Go back, for a moment, to May 8, 2005, when Rafael Nadal was still just 18 and yet to appear in a French Open,...

Osaka says she won’t do news conferences at French Open

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PARIS — Tennis star Naomi Osaka says she is not going to speak to the media during the upcoming French Open. ...

Japan approves 2 new vaccines ahead of emergency expansion

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TOKYO — Japan on Friday approved the use of two new vaccines — Moderna and AstraZeneca — hours ahead of an expansion of a...

‘Like hell:’ As Olympics loom, Japan health care in turmoil

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TOKYO — As she struggled to breathe, Shizue Akita had to wait more than six hours while paramedics searched for a hospital in Osaka...