Naomi Osaka
Sports  /  Published 01.09.21

US Open: Pliskova starts with a bang

World No.4 Karolina Pliskova fired off eight aces to defeat American wild card Caty McNally 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the US Open here on Tuesday, as she bids for an elusive maiden major. Plisko...
By Agencies in New York

Sports  /  Published 31.08.21

US Open: Naomi makes winning return

Naomi Osaka is back in Grand Slam action after a mental health break. Back to playing quite well, too. After a tight start to her first-round US Open match on Monday night, the reigning champion grab...
By Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 30.08.21

Stars ready for season’s last shot at glory

Prize money ⚫ Men’s/women’s singles winner: $2.5 million ⚫ Men’s/women’s singles runner-up: $1.25 million ⚫ Total prize pot: $57.5 million Most championship Titles ...
By Elora Sen, Reuters

Sports  /  Published 25.08.21

Torn hamstring keeps Serena out of US Open

Serena Williams withdrew from the US Open on Wednesday, extending her latest break from the game that she once dominated. “After careful consideration and following the advice of my doctors and...
By Christopher Clarey

Sports  /  Published 20.08.21

Osaka values life as player

Naomi Osaka said she had felt “ungrateful” at times over the last year for not fully appreciating her life as one of the world’s top tennis players. The world No. 2 sealed a 4-6, 6-...
By Reuters in Cincinnati


Sports  /  Published 17.08.21

Naomi breaks down at press conference

But Osaka started tearing when another reporter asked tennis-related questions and the four-time Grand Slam champion left the room to compose herself. Osaka then returned to the interview room to cont...
By Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 08.08.21

Greatest show on earth: The hot spots

By Priyam Marik

Sports  /  Published 01.08.21

Even a superhero has a breaking point

The mental health of elite sportsmen and women, especially during the pandemic, has attracted global concern, more so after Naomi Osaka of Japan dropped out of the French Open and US gymnast Simone Bi...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 31.07.21

Hemmed in: Women’s sports

The wisdom of the adage, “Mens sana in corpore sano”, can be understood as the need for the mind and the body to be conjoined, figuratively speaking, as a healthy unit. It may be the twent...
By The Editorial Board

Sports  /  Published 29.07.21

Courage to accept burden of success

Even a decade or so ago, an athlete of Simone Biles’ stature might have been reluctant to admit that she was battling demons of success.  Though sports psychologists say a stigma persists ...
By Madhumita Ganguly in Calcutta


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