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.
Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has her sights set on rising to number one in the world ranking as her new year's goal. The US Open winner was enthusiastic when she spoke to NHK.
Osaka said "I think winning the Grand Slam and for it to be the first Grand Slam is something that people will think about. But I think for me I have a lot of goals and I don't really want to stop at just once."
The Japanese city of Osaka will host the 2025 World Expo. The city won a 3-way race over 2 rounds of voting at the Bureau International des Expositions in Paris on Friday.
Delegates from 156 member nations cast ballots. Baku in Azerbaijan was eliminated in the 1st round. Osaka won the largest number of votes but fell short of the required two-thirds majority to win outright.
An escapee from a police station in Osaka Prefecture carried out a daring deception, purporting to be a cyclist while he was at large. He evaded the police for 48 days.
Junya Hida, indicted for robbery and other charges, escaped from a police station in Tondabayashi City on August 12th. He was apprehended after he was caught stealing food last Saturday in the city of Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture.