Free Press Journal
  • WTA chief backs Serena as row grows over sexism

    New York : Serena Williams’s claim that the code violations that sparked her meltdown in the US Open final were sexist stirred debate, with WTA Tour chief executive Steve Simon backing her.

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    WTA rankings: Halep retains top spot, Naomi Osaka enters top 10 after US Open victory

    Madrid: Romania’s Simona Halep continued to lead Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday, ahead of Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki. Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka rocketed 12 spots to the seventh after claiming the US Open title on Saturday, defeating Serena Williams of the US 6-2, 6-4 in the women’s final of the season’s last Grand Slam tournament, reports Efe news.

  • Tennis world reacts on Williams’ outburst

    New York : Following Serena’a US Open final meltdown, tennis world  reacted on Twitter. Naomi Osaka defeated the American in a stormy final on Saturday:

  • Naomi Osaka wins US Open after Serena Williams ‘umpire thief’ meltdown

    New York: Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as her idol Serena Williams angrily imploded, calling the chair umpire in the US Open final “a thief”. Osaka, 20, triumphed 6-2, 6-4 in the match marred by Williams’s second set outburst, the American enraged by umpire Carlos Ramos’s warning for receiving coaching from her box. When a second code violation for racquet abuse was handed

  • US Open 2018: Serena Williams vs Naomi Osaka women’s final Live Streaming: When and Where to watch, Time in India

    It will be a historic final at the US Open between former World no 1 and mommy Serena Williams vs Japan’s history maker Naomi Osaka. It’s a joyous moment for Serena and her fans as she will be playing her back-to-back second final after Wimbledon. It will also be for the first time since becoming mommy, Serena has reached US Open final. And a victory here at the Flushing Meadows will see

  • US Open 2018: Serena defeats Sevastova to set up final clash against history-maker Naomi Osaka

    New York: Six-time champion Serena Williams swept aside Anastasija Sevastova on Thursday to reach a ninth US Open final, where she’ll face Japanese trailblazer Naomi Osaka. Williams, seeded 17th as she seeks to add to her 23 Grand Slam titles for the first time since the birth of her daughter Olympia last year, needed just 66 minutes to dispatch the 19th-seeded Sevastova 6-3 6-0.

  • Osaka ends Japan’s 22-year wait, faces Keys for final spot

    New York : Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese woman in 22 years to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam on Wednesday when she defeated Lesia Tsurenko 6-1, 6-1 in the last-eight of the US Open, admitting she was “freaking out” inside. Osaka wasn’t born when compatriot Kimiko Date made the Wimbledon semi-finals in 1996 but now the 20-year-old has the opportunity to go one better by reaching a maiden Grand

  • US Open 2018: Naomi Osaka ends Japan’s 22-year wait, faces Madison Keys for final spot

    New York: Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese woman in 22 years to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam on Wednesday when she defeated Lesia Tsurenko 6-1, 6-1 in the last eight of the US Open, admitting she was “freaking out” inside. Osaka wasn’t born when compatriot Kimiko Date made the Wimbledon semi-finals in 1996 but now the 20-year-old has the opportunity to go one better by reaching a maiden Grand Slam

  • Djokovic, Halep on course 

    The Serbian reaches third round while World No 1 Simona overcomes disastrous start.

  • Miami Open: Serena Williams knocked out in the first round

    Miami: Japan’s Naomi Osaka, fresh from winning the biggest title of her career this month at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, defeated an out-of-sorts Serena Williams 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the second round of the Miami Open.

  • Osaka crowned at BNP Paribas Open for first career title

    Indian Wells : Naomi Osaka from Japan captured her first career title, the 2018 BNP Paribas Open women’s tennis singles champion, with a commanding 6-3, 6-2 triumph over Daria Kasatkina of Russia.

  • Indian Wells: Maria Sharapova upset by Naomi Osaka in first round

    Indian Wells: Maria Sharapova’s return to the BNP Paribas Open for the first time in three years ended in a 6-4, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka of Japan. Sharapova’s ranking of No. 41 in the world forced her to play a first-round match in the tournament she has won twice. She trailed 4-1 in the first set before holding serve at 4-all.