23-year-old Naomi Osaka won her fourth Slam from the last eight she's contested. She became only the third player after Monica Seles and Roger Federer to win their first four major finals
Osaka's triumph over Jennifer Brady in the Australian Open final was hailed in Japan, and beyond, as astronaut Soichi Noguchi wrote from space "Naomi Osaka, congratulations on the victory," with a gold-medal emoji.
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Brady reached the Melbourne final despite undergoing 14 days' hard quarantine in Australia, forced to stay in her room while other players were allowed out every day to train.
The 23-year-old's zen-like mentality and increased gravitas on and off the court have elevated her alongside Serena Williams to being the one of the most recognisable female athletes on the planet.
"I'm probably going to watch some anime... maybe (eat) pizza... and go to sleep," said Osaka after winning her fourth Grand Slam title.
Naomi Osaka clinched her fourth Grand Slam title on Saturday after beating Jennifer Brady at the Australian Open. Here's how her two US Opens and two Australian Opens were won:
Three-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka had an uneasy feeling on Wednesday before her Round 2 match against Caroline Garcia after waking up in a panic after a nightmare.
The new character, which depicts a doe-eyed Osaka with pink and purple hair and wearing a yellow visor, follows a storm of controversy over a sponsor's cartoon image of her last year.
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the president of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach have said the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead
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Helicopters plucked people from their flooded homes on Sunday as rescue efforts went into full force in wide areas of Japan after a powerful typhoon unleashed heavy rainfall on Tokyo
Typhoon Hagibis’ landfall brings heavy downpour in Tokyo, surrounding prefectures; two dead, three missing, 62 injured, reports local media
A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and passed over Tokyo.
Narendra Modi arrives in Chennai ahead of 'informal' summit with Xi Jinping; Tamil Nadu governor, CM receive him at airport
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached Chennai to hold the second informal summit with Chinese president Xi Jinping, who is expected to arrive in the city later in the afternoon today.
Osaka, who has a Japanese mother and a Haitian father, told NHK she has completed an administrative step to obtain Japanese citizenship ahead of her birthday next week.
Pan Pacific Open 2019: Naomi Osaka wins maiden tournament in city of birth, first title since Australian Open in January
The victory avenged Osaka's defeat to Pavlyuchenkova in their only prior encounter, when the Russian beat the top seed en route to the 2017 Hong Kong Open title
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Russia and Saudi Arabia agree to extend OPEC deal aimed at curbing oil production for six to nine months
Russia has agreed with Saudi Arabia to extend by six to nine months a deal with OPEC on reducing oil output, said Russian President Vladimir Putin. Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday that the deal would most likely be extended by nine months and no deeper reductions were needed. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and other producers, an alliance known as OPEC+, meet on 1 and 2 July to discuss the deal, which involves curbing oil output by 1.2 million barrels per day.
G20 Osaka Summit: India stays firm on trade, terrorism and tariff talks; PM's bonhomie with world leaders carried weight of balanced foreign policy
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Narendra Modi on Saturday left for home after concluding his three-day visit to Japan where he attended the G20 summit.
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Narendra Modi has been a busy man at the G20 summit in Osaka. In his two days at the Japanese city, the Indian prime minister has participated in one multilateral, two trilateral and several bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the 14th edition.
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