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Anisimova stuns Osaka at Australian Open

Melbourne: American youngster Amanda Anisimova saved two match points to the way to a stunning three-set victory over Naomi Osaka, ending the Australian Open...

Watch: 27 people feared dead in building fire in Osaka

The fire broke out on the fourth or fifth floor of an eight-story building in a shopping and entertainment area on Friday, NHK said.

Osaka sent packing by Swiss wildcard Teichmann at Cincinnati

Osaka was quick to take a 3-0 lead in the opener, but the Swiss used her natural athleticism and defensive skills to lure Osaka into long rallies, frustrating the four-time Grand Slam champion

Japan to widen virus emergency after record spike amid Games

Tokyo has reported a record rise in cases for three days in a row, including 3,865 on Thursday.

Grand Slam leaders to address Naomi Osaka’s concerns

The four-time major champion and No. 2-ranked player was fined $15,000 when she didn't speak to reporters after her first-round victory at Roland Garros on Sunday.

Naomi Osaka gives reasons for her pull out of French Open 2021

"I never wanted to be a distraction and I accept that my timing was not idea and my message could have been clearer."

Local fans also to be banned for Tokyo Olympics

"We would like to make a decision as soon as possible (on fans), but after the state of emergency is lifted we will assess," organising committee president Seiko Hashimoto said

Naomi Osaka to skip media conferences in Paris

The French Open is scheduled to begin on Sunday in Paris. Osaka heads into the clay-court tournament ranked No. 2 in the world.

Japan set to extend virus emergency in Tokyo through May 31

Tokyo logged 591 new cases of coronavirus infection on Thursday, a slight dip from when the state of emergency began in the capital last month.

Japan shuts stores, bars, theatres to slow virus surge

There's doubt about the effectiveness of the effort, which focuses on eateries and theme parks staying closed or limiting hours.

Japan to issue 3rd virus emergency in Tokyo, Osaka area

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to formally announce later on Friday a state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka and its two western neighbors Kyoto and Hyogo from April 25 through mid-May.

New virus measures in Tokyo ahead of Olympics

Japan's national vaccination drive has lagged and most people in the capital still have not been inoculated as infections have surged

Naomi Osaka advances to Australian Open semis by beating Hsieh Su-wei

Osaka also played excellent defense, such as in the final game, when she raced forward to chase down a drop shot, flicking a backhand cross-court for a winner.

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