Naomi Osaka News
Nadal kicked off his quest for a 14th French Open title with a straight-sets win over Jordan Thompson, but Osaka and Krejcikova tumbled out in the first round Monday.
Former world number one Naomi Osaka said Monday she may skip Wimbledon over the decision to strip the Grand Slam tournament of ranking points.
Naomi Osaka admitted to battling with depression and not finding the joy in wins. She hopes to put that and knowledge of her clay record aside at the French Open.
The Japanese superstar, a former world number one and a four-time major winner, pulled out of Roland Garros 12 months ago after she was fined and threatened with a Grand Slam ban for refusing to honour media commitments.
Naomi Osaka has plenty still to prove on clay, having never reached a Tour final on the surface or even made the second week of the French Open.
Fresh off victory at the Madrid Open, Alcaraz withdrew from the Italian Open on Monday because of a right ankle injury. Later, Osaka withdrew with a left Achilles heel injury.
Four-time major champion Naomi Osaka revealed she sustained an Achilles injury after her opening win against Anastasia Potapova
Naomi Osaka progressed to the second round in Madrid by snapping the nine-match winning streak of Anastasia Potapova with a 6-3, 6-1 victory
Naomi Osaka pulled out of last year's French Open after admitting to suffering from depression and anxiety before speaking to the media.
Carlos Alcaraz is the youngest player to breach the top-10 ranking since his Spanish compatriot Rafael Nadal achieved that feat at the same age 17 years ago.
Iga Swiatek, 20, and Carlos Alcaraz, 18, drew packed crowds on way to titles in Miami to underline there's life to the sport even after Big 3, Ashleigh Barty and Williams sisters.
Swiatek, who will be formally confirmed as world number one when the new WTA rankings are announced on Monday, has now won 17 straight matches, a winning streak that includes titles in Doha, Indian Wells and now Miami.
Miami Open 2022: Tearful Osaka enters final after beating Bencic; Medvedev stays No 2 after losing to Hurkacz
The unseeded Osaka defeated No 22 Belinda Bencic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday in the Miami Open semi-finals.
Miami Open 2022: Daniil Medvedev advances to quarters to close in on No 1 ranking; Naomi Osaka reaches semis
The former world No. 1 Naomi Osaka needed only an hour to overpower Danielle Collins 6-2, 6-1 and make the Miami Open semi-finals for the first time.
Miami Open 2022: Noami Osaka progresses to quarter-finals; Daniil Medvedev closer to returning to No 1
No. 2 Iga Swiatek, who is already assured of moving to No. 1 next week, also rolled into the quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-1 win over No. 14 Coco Gauff.
Miami Open 2022: Daniil Medvedev tops Andy Murray to open campaign, Naomi Osaka gets walkover into 4th round
The top-seeded Daniil Medvedev opened his bid to reclaim the No. 1 ranking by topping Murray 6-4, 6-2 in the second round of the Miami Open.
"She's the highest seeded player I have beaten this season and I am really happy, " a delighted Osaka said afterwards.
The Japanese star, who had time away from the sport in 2021 because of mental health problems, has sought help after struggling to deal with being heckled in California during her loss to Veronika Kudermetova.
Indian Wells 2022: Rafael Nadal says players should be ready for heckling after Naomi Osaka's tearful exit
Four-time Grand Slam champion Osaka was reduced to tears by a heckler on Saturday as she crashed out of the tournament in a straight sets defeat to Veronika Kudermetova.