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Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka react after crashing out of French Open – video

Serena Williams says she is surprised to have been knocked out of the French Open in the third round. The three-times champion and winner of 23 grand slams was beaten 6-2, 7-5, by 20-year-old compatriot Sofia Kenin, who is ranked 35th in the world…

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Naomi Osaka knocked out of French Open to end winning grand slam run

• Osaka beaten 6-4, 6-2 by Katerina Siniakova• Defending champion Simona Halep races into last 16Naomi Osaka’s winning grand slam run came to a disappointing end in a straight-sets defeat to Katerina Siniakova in the third round of the French Open.The …

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French Open 2019: Halep, Djokovic, Osaka and more – live!

Live updates from Roland Garros with both top seeds in actionFederer catches fire, Nadal survives stutterFeel free to email Alex or tweet @A_Hess 10.46am BST Tsurenko shows some glimpses of what she can do, pinning Halep to the baseline with a blitz of…

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Johanna Konta faces meeting of minds with Viktoria Kuzmova in French Open

• Briton’s opponent reads Shakespeare in her spare time• Naomi Osaka survives scare against Victoria AzarenkaIf Johanna Konta is to continue her new-found love affair with the clay of Roland Garros, she will have to outsmart an opponent who is studying…

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French Open 2019: Osaka v Nara, plus Edmund in action on day five – live!

Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep in actionNadal shows title credentials in win over MadenGet in touch! Email Jacob or tweet him here 10.30am BST Naomi Osaka gets on the board. There’ll be no first-set bagel this time. But she still trails Azarenka by tw…

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Naomi Osaka stages recovery to beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova

• World No 1 recovers from terrible start against Slovakian• Kyle Edmund knocks out Jérémy Chardy after marathonNaomi Osaka has handed out enough bagels in her career to open a bakery but the world No 1 experienced the humiliation herself before recove…

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French Open 2019: Zverev and Del Potro in action on day three – live!

Updates from the first-round action at Roland Garros‘Mother, champion’: Serena makes sartorial statementGet in touch! Email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 11.21am BST Stat! Del Potro levels against Jarry 3-6, 6-2. Winner count:Jarry 27DelPo 8 11.17am B…

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Katie Boulter makes clumsy, belated withdrawal from French Open

• British No 3 misses Roland Garros with back injury• Boulter left name in draw, then pulled out next dayKatie Boulter sent a ripple of bemusement through Roland Garros on Friday without hitting a ball, when she revealed the day after leaving her name …

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French Open women’s form guide: the players to watch at Roland Garros | Jacob Steinberg

Simona Halep, the 2018 winner, could be challenged by Naomi Osaka among others but is Serena Williams undercooked?There were emotional scenes when the Romanian ended her wait for a first major at the French Open last year. Having thrown away an imposin…

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Simona Halep halts Ashleigh Barty’s winning run to reach Madrid semi-final

Romanian wins 7-5, 7-5 to set up Belinda Bencic tieBencic beats Naomi Osaka in three sets in Madrid OpenSimona Halep is playing well enough to win a third title here, reaching her fourth semi-final in nine visits with a naggingly precise serve that dra…

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Naomi Osaka loses to Kristina Mladenovic days after coach split

• Osaka beaten 6-3, 6-3 at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships• Australian Open winner parted with Sascha Bajin this monthThe world No 1, Naomi Osaka, crashed out of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after losing in straight sets against France…

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Naomi Osaka: split with coach was refusal to put ‘success over happiness’

• Two-time slam champion parted with Sascha Bajin this month• World No 1 said rumours of money issues are ‘hurtful’Naomi Osaka is adamant that her surprise split with the coach Sascha Bajin had nothing to do with money but was because she refused to pu…

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Naomi Osaka’s split with Sascha Bajin a sign of the times and her steeliness | Kevin Mitchell

Few saw the parting coming but it demonstrates the impermanence of the player-coach relationship at the top of world tennisNaomi Osaka splitting with her coach, Sascha Bajin, after little more than a year and two grand slam triumphs together shocked ma…

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World No 1 Naomi Osaka splits with coach two weeks after Australian Open win

Sascha Bajin helped Osaka to two straight major titlesWTA coach of the year wishes Japanese all the bestNaomi Osaka has split from coach Sascha Bajin, a little more than two weeks after she won the Australian Open to secure a second consecutive grand s…

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Naomi Osaka says Wimbledon’s grass is ‘a little bit frightening’

Australian Open winner admits to seeing players ‘sliding and slipping’ on grass and having a fear of the surface, adding: ‘I think I have to change that’Most tennis players dream of winning a grand slam title, very few get anywhere close. At the age of…

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‘I forgot to smile’: Naomi Osaka reacts after her Australian Open triumph – video

Despite squandering three match points at 5-3 in the second set, the Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka, regrouped to beat Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 to win a dramatic Australian Open final. Her second consecutive grand slam title ensure…

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‘It’s painful’: Petra Kvitova reflects on Australian Open loss to Naomi Osaka – video

Petra Kvitova has said she is unsure of how long it will take her to recover from her loss to Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open final. This was the Czech’s first grand slam final since winning Wimbledon in 2014 and the first since she was st…

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Naomi Osaka’s journey from world No 72 to Australian Open champion – video

Naomi Osaka claimed her first Australian Open crown and the world No 1 ranking in a dramatic three-set victory over Petra Kvitova.Osaka denied Kvitova, who suffered career-threatening injuries when she was stabbed two years ago, an emoti…

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Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open final to seal back-to-back grand slams

Osaka beats Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2) 5-7 6-4Latest updates: follow all the reaction in Australia – live!This time the tears were of joy. Tennis already had a star in Naomi Osaka; now it has a superstar. After squandering three match points at 5-3 in the s…

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Osaka and Kvitova chase fairytale finish in Australian Open final

Naomi Osaka is one win from a second straight grand slam after the high drama of her US Open win while Petra Kvitova has battled back from injuries caused by an intruder in her homeSascha Bajin, for seven years a hitting partner for Serena Williams, is…