Naomi Osaka's victory in the Australian Open has been drawing crowds to a display related to her in the northern Japanese city of Nemuro, where her grandfather lives.
The people of Nemuro in Hokkaido prefecture are excited about Osaka's recent spectacular performances. Local resident Tetsuo Osaka is her grandfather.
The Women's Tennis Association has announced that Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka has become the world's number one in women's singles rankings after she won the Australian Open on Saturday. She is the first singles player from Asia to make it to the top of the tennis rankings.
The WTA released its latest rankings on Monday. The 21-year-old player was ranked fourth going into the tournament in Melbourne.
Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka says she is happy, but also surprised about winning the women's singles title at the Australian Open.
Osaka spoke to reporters in Melbourne on Sunday, a day after she defeated Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the tournament final and won her second straight Grand Slam.
MELBOURNE, Australia--Petra Kvitova has shed her tears. The tears, for a long time private, were in a very public arena this week.
A violent home invasion that caused serious knife wounds to her left hand was a punctuation point in her career, as she sees it. There's the before--two Wimbledon titles--and her "second career"--which so far is highlighted by her run to Saturday's Australian Open final.
MELBOURNE, Australia--Naomi Osaka had the umpire warning her for spiking her racket in the first set, and checking on her welfare when she tumbled near the baseline in the next.
The U.S. Open champion had a topsy-turvy third-round at the Australian Open on Saturday, getting within two games of elimination before finding her range against a tricky Hsieh Su-wei and winning 5-7, 6-4, 6-1.