- Japanese professional tennis player Naomi Osaka, 24, paid tribute to her idol Serena Williams, 40, at a press conference for the U.S. Open on Saturday.
- “She's introduced people that have never heard of tennis into the sport. I think I'm a product of what she's done,” Osaka told reporters. “I wouldn't be here without Serena, Venus, her whole family. I'm very thankful to her.”
- Osaka and Williams have faced each other four times on the court, with the Japanese star beating her idol in three of their matches.
- Williams is set to face Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic in her final U.S. Open tournament on Monday, while Osaka will play against American athlete Danielle Collins on Tuesday.
Japanese professional tennis player Naomi Osaka paid tribute to her idol, Serena Williams, ahead of the legendary athlete’s final U.S. Open before she retires.
Osaka, 24, spoke about Williams, 40, at a press conference for the U.S. Open on Saturday, proclaiming that her idol has “changed the sport [tennis] so much.”
Emma Raducanu defeats soon-to-retire Serena Williams in their first — and likely last — match against each other
- U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu defeated 23-time grand slam singles champion Serena Williams in the opening round of the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday night.
- Raducanu, who was dominant from the beginning of the match, ended the game in a 6-4, 6-0 win in straight sets.
- Williams previously announced her retirement from tennis in an essay published in Vogue on Aug. 9, noting her desire to have another child.
Defending U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu defeated 23-time grand slam singles champion Serena Williams in the opening round of the 2022 Cincinnati Open.
In Raducanu’s first and likely last game against Williams, the British tennis player claimed victory in the highly anticipated opening-round match at the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday night.
- The world of tennis was turned upside down yesterday when newcomer Harmony Tan, ranked No. 115 in the world, unexpectedly beat legend Serena Williams, 40, in the first round of Wimbledon.
- Tan, 24, seemed the unlikeliest of victors against the seven-time Wimbledon champion, who is widely regarded as the greatest tennis player of all time.
- After three hours and 11 minutes, Tan beat Williams in a final set tiebreaker.
- Tan, a Paris native with Cambodian and Vietnamese parents, turned professional when she was just 14 years old.
- During her on-court interview after the win, a sweaty and smiling Tan admitted to being “really scared” after hearing she would be facing Williams in the first round.
The world of tennis was turned upside down yesterday when newcomer Harmony Tan, ranked No. 115 in the world, unexpectedly beat legend Serena Williams in the first round of Wimbledon.
Tan, 24, seemed the unlikeliest of victors against the seven-time Wimbledon champion, who is widely regarded as the greatest tennis player of all time.
Kristie Ahn’s highly anticipated return at the U.S. Open ended on Monday, but the tennis pro has made it quite clear that she is not putting her racket away just yet, even with her parents begging her to send out her resume.
A native of New York, 27-year-old Ahn lost 11 years ago to Dinara Safina in the first round as a 758th-ranked 16-year-old.
Naomi Osaka, the winner of the recent 2018 U.S. Open Tennis Championships, revealed what Serena Williams whispered to her during the trophy ceremony of the tournament as the crowd’s boos echo through the stadium.
Appearing on “The Ellen Show,” the 20-year-old Grand Slam champion told host Ellen DeGeneres that Williams explained to her that the crowd’s negative reaction to the situation was not aimed towards the Haitian- Japanese athlete.
Naomi Osaka has made history on Saturday, becoming the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam final after defeating tennis legend Serena Williams at the U.S. Open.
Naomi Osaka rose to international prominence last year after defeating U.S. Open defending champion Angelique Kerber in the very first round through a stellar upset.
Now, the 20-year-old rising tennis star is shooting for the very title herself as she takes on six-time champion Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final on Saturday.
Haitian-Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka, who is currently representing Japan, finally competed against her idol Serena Williams, and defeated her in their first match.
A lot of tennis fans were probably surprised by Osaka’s 6-3 win in the first round and 6-2 in the second at the Miami Open on March 21.
Tennis megastar Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian announced their engagement Thursday with a poem on the subreddit “r/isaidyes” with fans voicing their praise. Unfortunately, not everyone was happy with the announcement.
Some social media users were left shocked that Serena, who is considered to be one of the greatest athletes of her time, would marry a white man. Ohanian is of Armenian and German descent.