Tennis

12:38 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — There were never any questions about Naomi Osaka’s potential on the tennis court when she took a two-month mental health break. Especially on hard courts — the surface being used at the Tokyo Olympics and the surface on which Osaka has won all four of her Grand Slam
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TOKYO — The women’s draw saw a major upset during Sunday’s first match on centre court, with top seed and world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty upset by Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo, 6-4, 6-3. Barty, an Australian who is coming off a three-set win for her first Wimbledon crown last month, seemed off from the start,
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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic had little trouble in his first match of the Tokyo Olympics, cruising in straight sets against Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien. #NBCOlympics #Tokyo2020 #Rowing » Subscribe to NBC Sports: https://www.youtube.com/nbcsports?sub_confirmation=1 » Watch live Olympic coverage on NBCOlympics.com: https://www.nbcolympics.com/schedule NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Olympic
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TOKYO — Novak Djokovic, in pursuit of history, made short work of his opening-round Olympic opponent on Saturday. Which was good news for the Serbian star given the heat, humidity and lack of any breeze. The top-seeded and world No. 1 Djokovic beat Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien 6-2, 6-2 in just 61 minutes, with the temperature
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11:19 AM ET Associated Press Tennis star Naomi Osaka has lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games, ending the flame’s long journey from Greece to these delayed Olympics. The cauldron sat atop a peak inspired by Mount Fuji. It’s a sphere that opened like a flower, “to embody vitality and hope,”
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1:25 AM ET Associated Press Naomi Osaka‘s opening match in the Olympic tennis tournament has been pushed back from Saturday to Sunday. Organizers did not immediately provide a reason for the switch. They said only that the move came from the tournament referee. 1 Related Osaka was originally scheduled to play 52nd-ranked Saisai Zheng of
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Watch extended highlights from the epic duel between No.2 seed Rafael Nadal and No.5 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Quarterfinal of the 2021 Australian Open. Subscribe to keep up with the latest Australian Open news: http://bit.ly/AustralianOpenTV Welcome To The Official Australian Open TV YouTube Channel. Here you will find exclusive action and interviews featuring the
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All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 4, 2021 Britain’s Emma Raducanu with her coach Nigel Sears during practice – Emma Raducanu switches coach after thrilling Wimbledon run – REUTERS Great Britain’s new teenage star Emma Raducanu has changed her coach in the aftermath of her thrilling run to the fourth
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Germany’s Alexander Zverev thinks the Olympic Games are the biggest sporting event in the world and is excited to compete for a medal in Tokyo. Click here to subscribe – http://goo.gl/Kk1Ft The International Tennis Federation is the world governing body of tennis. Founded in 1913, its purpose is to ensure the long-term growth and sustainability
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1:33 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Roger Federer, who withdrew from the Olympics because a knee injury, and Naomi Osaka, who skipped Wimbledon and withdrew from the French Open because of mental issues, are both in the singles fields for the US Open. The USTA announced the fields Wednesday for the tournament that
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Naomi Osaka is the highest-paid female athlete in history! Osaka is a star on and off the court, spending her hard-earned income of over $37 million in 2020. This famous athlete has worked hard to make it to the top! How does this Japanese-American athlete like to spend her millions? Osaka has invested in a
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The App is Back! Don’t forget to download the NBC Sports EDGE app to receive real-time player news, mobile alerts and track your favorite players. Plus, now you can check out articles and player cards. Get it here! We’ve left grass-court tennis in the past, and we’re on to the mid-season hardcourt swing with some
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