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Osaka reflects on being in spotlight after victory

MASON, Ohio — Down a set and a break to 17-year-old Coco Gauff, second-ranked Naomi Osaka fought back to pull out a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win at the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday, her first WTA Tour event since the French Open in late May. Osaka appreciated being tested so quickly. “It’s definitely been a while since I played ...

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Osaka briefly steps away from pre-tourney presser

Naomi Osaka briefly stepped away from a pre-tournament video news conference Monday ahead of the Western & Southern Open, her first media session since representing Japan at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. A reporter asked how Osaka’s training for the upcoming hard-court season was progressing and for her thoughts on the events in Haiti, where a 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Saturday ...

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रोजर फेडरर को चलने के लिए लेना होगा बैसाखियों का सहारा, कहा-शायद पूरा हो चुका है करियर

बासेल. रोजर फेडर (Roger Federer ) दाहिने घुटने के तीसरे ऑपरेशन के कारण यूएस ओपन नहीं खेलेंगे और उन्हें कई महीने टेनिस से दूर रहने के बावजूद वापसी की मामूली सी ही सही, लेकिन उम्मीद है. फेडरर ने इंस्टाग्राम पर वीडियो संदेश के जरिये यह जानकारी दी. उन्होंने कहा कि मैने कई डॉक्टरों को दिखाया और हर तरह की जानकारी ली. ...

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Fans on hand as Western & Southern begins

MASON, Ohio — Despite losing some big-name stars, the main draw of the Western & Southern Open got underway Sunday night, with the tournament returning to the Lindner Family Tennis Center after a one-year absence, and at full capacity. “We are thrilled this world class tennis event is back in Cincinnati,” tournament chief operating officer Katie Haas said. “We value ...

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Medvedev bests Opelka to claim Toronto title

TORONTO — Top-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia won the National Bank Open on Sunday for his third victory of the year and 12th overall, beating American qualifier Reilly Opelka 6-4, 6-3. The 25-year-old Medvedev, ranked second in the world, also won this year in Mallorca and Marseille. He has four ATP Masters 1000 victories. ”I could not have dreamt of ...

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Unseeded Giorgi tops Pliskova for Montreal title

MONTREAL — Camila Giorgi completed a stunning run at the National Bank Open, beating Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to win the title in her first WTA 1000 final. Giorgi, who was unseeded and came in ranked 71st, used a strong service game to best the sixth-ranked and fourth-seeded Pliskova, winning 71% of her first-serve points and ...

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Federer needs knee surgery, out ‘many months’

Roger Federer is going to miss the US Open and be sidelined for what he said will be “many months” because he needs a third operation on his right knee. Federer announced the news Sunday via a video message on Instagram. He said he’ll be “out of the game for many months.” Federer turned 40 on Aug. 8. He hasn’t ...

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Osaka pledges tourney prize money to Haiti relief

Naomi Osaka has pledged to donate any prize money she wins from this week’s Western & Southern Open tennis tournament to relief efforts in Haiti. Haiti was rocked by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake Saturday morning that has left more than 700 dead. Osaka’s father, Leonard Francois, is a native of Haiti. Really hurts to see all the devastation that’s going ...

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Billie Jean King Wants Athletes to Follow the Money

You can draw a line from the one-dollar contract that Billie Jean King and eight other players signed, in 1970, with the publisher and promoter Gladys Heldman, to form a separate women’s tennis tour, and the three million dollars that Naomi Osaka took home for winning the 2020 U.S. Open—the same amount that the men’s winner, Dominic Thiem, received. The ...

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