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‘Sad day for the sport’: tennis world pays tribute to Andy Murray – video

Some of the world’s leading tennis players have paid tribute to Andy Murray after he announced that his final match could be on Monday. Murray is set to play Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round of the Australian Open. The likes of Rafael Nadal, Si…

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Kyrgios and Tomic could learn from Osaka and show us they care | Kevin Mitchell

Naomi Osaka’s candid remarks in defeat are in contrast to both Australians’ claims that they ‘could not care less’ about losingWhen Andy Murray berated a social media troll as “a clown” for accusing him and other senior players of extending their caree…

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Coach’s words send Naomi Osaka on aces spree in Brisbane comeback win

US Open champion beat Anastasija Sevastova 3-6, 6-0, 6-4Osaka hit 11 aces following chat from coach Sascha Bajin Naomi Osaka responded to some courtside advice from her coach in the most emphatic way after dropping the first set in the Brisbane Interna…

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Angelique Kerber v Naomi Osaka: WTA Finals group stage – live!

WTA Finals updates from the match in SingaporeStephens beats Osaka in battle of US Open championsEmail John with any thoughts | Tweet @JohnBrewin_ 1.48pm BST Second set: Kerber* 1-3 Osaka (*denotes server): Kerber again slow on her serve despite gainin…

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WTA Finals: Sloane Stephens beats Naomi Osaka in battle of US Open champions

American comes out on top in three sets, 7-5, 4-6, 6-1Both players are making debuts in season-ending tournamentSloane Stephens came out on top in a match between the two most recent US Open champions. The 2017 champion beat Naomi Osaka 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 o…

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Naomi Osaka v Sloane Stephens: WTA Finals – live!

WTA Finals updates from the match in SingaporeEdmund beats Monfils for first ATP Tour titleFeel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 11.30am BST Hello. With Angelique Kerber and Kiki Bertens scheduled to meet later, the first match in the Red G…

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Naomi Osaka’s $8.5m Adidas deal shows being a female athlete can pay

Brands are beginning to come round to the idea that female sports can pull in huge audiences and plenty of potential customersWhen Forbes released their list of the 100 highest-paid athletes, it came as a shock to many that not a single woman made the …

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Naomi Osaka beats the boos and begins long road to tennis icon status | Paul MacInnes

The US Open winner has the tools to win repeatedly but Serena Williams’s example shows the hurdles that may lie in her wayYou can have different views about the merits of booing at a sporting event. For some it is one of the few tools available to…

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Naomi Osaka admits she was ‘a little bit sad’ as US Open win ended in boos

Japanese player won her first grand slam title on SaturdayFinal was overshadowed by allegations of sexismThe new US Open champion, Naomi Osaka, has spoken about the mixed emotions she felt after winning her first grand slam in a match overshadowed by a…

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‘I would have been pulling for Serena too’: Naomi Osaka on her US Open win – video

Naomi Osaka said she is still coming to terms with her US Open victory a day after defeating Serena Williams in the final. “It still doesn’t really feel that real,” said Osaka. “I think right now what I’m feeling is very tired. So h…

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Novak Djokovic v Juan Martín del Potro: US Open men’s singles final – live!

Serena burns the house down as Osaka’s brilliance is forgottenEmail bryan.graham@theguardian.com or tweet @BryanAGraham 8.56pm BST Ashleigh Barty and CoCo Vandeweghe have just completed a stunning 3-6, 7-6 (2) 7-6 upset of the top-ranked team of Timea …

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Novak Djokovic v Juan Martín del Potro: US Open men’s singles final – live!

Serena burns the house down as Osaka’s brilliance is forgottenEmail bryan.graham@theguardian.com or tweet @BryanAGraham 8.56pm BST Ashleigh Barty and CoCo Vandeweghe have just completed a stunning 3-6, 7-6 (2) 7-6 upset of the top-ranked team of Timea …