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Naomi Osaka tops Serena Williams as world’s highest-earning female athlete

Osaka breaks Sharapova’s one-year record for female athleteWorld No 1 is 29th overall with Williams coming in at 33rdNaomi Osaka has been a grand slam champion and No 1 in the WTA rankings – and now she’s No 1 on another list: top-earning female athlet…

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Coco Gauff shocks Naomi Osaka to reach Australian Open last 16

• Gauff defeats defending champion Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 • Osaka beaten after error-strewn performanceCoco Gauff stunned defending champion Naomi Osaka to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.The 15-year-old has already made headlines around th…

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Australian Open: Naomi Osaka v Coco Gauff, Roger Federer and more – live!

Live updates on the day five night session at Melbourne ParkGauff and Osaka to put Australian Open focus back on courtEmail Tumaini with any thoughts or tweet @tumcarayol 8.07am GMT Coco Gauff previewing tonight’s match a couple of days ago:I think I’l…

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Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka to put Australian Open focus back on court

They light up the women’s game and will command the full attention of media and spectators when they meet on FridayThe 2020 Australian Open needs some drama that does not involve sodden red dust falling out of the sky or players choking on polluted air…

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Naomi Osaka confident she can make a case for Australian Open defence

After last year’s pulsating victory over Petra Kvitova the champion suffered a year of strugglesIt is difficult to think of many more impressive sequences in recent tennis history than the madness that unfurled in last year’s women’s Australian Open fi…

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‘My attitude was trash’: Naomi Osaka beats Barty in China Open final

Australian Open champion adds second title in two months‘I felt like I had something to prove,’ says OsakaJapan’s Naomi Osaka fought back from a set down to beat Australian world No 1 Ashleigh Barty 3-6 6-3 6-2 in the final of the China Open in Beijing…

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Belinda Bencic reserves her best again for Naomi Osaka at US Open

• Defending champions loses 7-5, 6-3 in fourth round• Swiss will face Donna Vekic in quarter-finalBelinda Bencic was sitting in Arthur Ashe stadium on Saturday night as Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff battled each other and then cried together. Everyone els…

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US Open 2019: Naomi Osaka v Belinda Bencic and more on day eight – live!

Live updates from Monday’s fourth-round actionDjokovic exits to boos after retiring against WawrinkaGet in touch: email Nick or tweet @NickAmes82 3.52pm BST We won’t see Johanna Konta today – but if she has her way we’ll get several more chances over t…

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Naomi Osaka ends Coco Gauff’s US Open fairytale

The defending champion cruised into the fourth round with a comprehensive victory over her teenage opponent.On an emotional Saturday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Naomi Osaka showed that she is not going to relinquish her US Open title easily. The worl…

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Johanna Konta happy at finally overcoming Margarita Gasparyan at US Open

• Konta wins 6-1, 6-0 after Wednesday’s delay• Defending champion Naomi Osaka also wins in two setsIt was not until 5.34pm on Wednesday, nine hours after arriving here, that Johanna Konta finally made it out of the locker room and on to the Grandstand …

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Naomi Osaka blows hot and cold but knocks Anna Blinkova out of US Open

• Defending champion beats Russian 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2• Osaka limped out of previous match, in CincinnatiNaomi Osaka opened her US Open title defence with a stuttering start but finished with aplomb to beat Russia’s Anna Blinkova 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2.Osaka …

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Naomi Osaka happy to deal with great expectations at US Open | Bryan Armen Graham

Reigning champion has endured a difficult season but is ready for the spotlight on her return to Flushing MeadowsNaomi Osaka arrived at last year’s US Open a dangerous floater buoyed by a season of promise and left it as one of the world’s most visible…

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Serena Williams bests Naomi Osaka in Rogers Cup rematch of US Open final

Williams reaches Rogers Cup semi-finals with win over OsakaAndreescu is first Canadian semi-finalist at event since 1979Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup semi-finals Friday night, beating soon-to-be-top-ranked Naomi Osaka of Japan 6-3, 6-4 at …

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Serena Williams faces Naomi Osaka for first time since the US Open

Williams to play Osaka in Rogers Cup quarter-finalsUS Open final was overshadowed by Williams’ row with umpireSerena Williams and Naomi Osaka will play each other on Friday for the first time since the American’s infamous row with an umpire overshadowe…

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Serena Williams wrote to Naomi Osaka to ‘find peace’ after US Open final

American says she sought therapy after backlash from matchWilliams is into Wimbledon semi-final after win on TuesdaySerena Williams says she sent an apology to Naomi Osaka for her behavior in last year’s US Open final. Osaka, who was 20 at the time, wo…

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Cori Gauff’s astonishing rise wins a million hearts at Wimbledon

The 15-year-old is enjoying the fruits of her talent, while staying focused on winning the women’s singles titleThe prodigy looked out at a sea of faces she recognised only as recently won friends, cheerleaders, really, mutual strangers wondering what …

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Naomi Osaka crashes out of Wimbledon first round in straight sets

World No2 lost 7–6 (4), 6–2 to Yulia PutintsevaOsaka lost to the Kazakh last month in BirminghamYulia Putintseva claimed a second straight victory over Naomi Osaka to dump the second seed and double grand slam winner out of Wimbledon on the opening day…

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Serena Williams: ‘I can’t go into grand slams thinking about records’ | Simon Cambers

Williams says of her Wimbledon challenge: ‘If I’m in the final, try to win one for once. That’s kind of what I think about’At Wimbledon, perhaps more than anywhere, preparation is key. The shorter than average season on grass courts means players often…

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Wimbledon men’s and women’s form guide: the players to watch in SW19

Ashleigh Barty has risen to No 1 and has the tools for grass but the women’s field is as open as ever, while one of the usual suspects looks likely to win the men’s singlesAshleigh Barty The popular Australian has not rested on her laurels after her ma…

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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…