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Naomi Osaka Loses to 18-Year-Old Leylah Fernandez at U.S. Open

Naomi Osaka suffered a stunning three-set loss at the U.S. Open on Friday night to 18-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez, falling 5-7, 7-6, 6-4 in Arthur Ashe Stadium. The tournament’s defending champion has had a disappointing summer, withdrawing from the French Open and losing in the third round in the Tokyo Olympics. Fernandez said in a post-match interview, “From the very beginning, right before the match, I knew I was able to win.”
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Naomi Osaka On “Indefinite Break” After US Open Loss, Says Tennis No Longer Bringing Her Joy

We may have seen the last of Naomi Osaka for at least this year. In a tearful press conference following her defeat at the hands of Leylah Fernandez Friday night at the US Open, she said she’s “going to take a break for a while.” Osaka, the defending US Open champion, had a near meltdown during her third round match with Fernandez, throwing her racket to the court several times and walking off into a bathroom without telling anyone her plans. She was also issued a warning for hitting a ball into the stands. When she returned from her unannounced bathroom break,...
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Naomi Osaka Has Meltdown at U.S. Open, Plans to Take Break From Tennis

Naomi Osaka had a disastrous match Friday ... repeatedly losing her composure and ultimately losing her U.S. Open match ... and she says her future in tennis is now uncertain. Osaka won the first set against 18-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez ... but things unraveled for her in the second set. She threw her racket 3 times and when she lost the set she walked off the court.
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Naomi Osaka ousted at US Open, weighs another break from tennis

NEW YORK — Naomi Osaka looked over at her agent and said she wanted to tell the world what the two of them had discussed privately in an Arthur Ashe Stadium hallway after her U.S. Open title defense ended with a racket-tossing, composure-missing, lead-evaporating defeat in the third round. His...
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U.S. Open Kicks Off With Naomi Osaka's Fresh Start

The U.S. Open is underway with plenty of fans and without a few key players. Lines were massive for ticket holders, who were required to provide proof they had been vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, N.Y. Fans were barred from the tournament last year because of the pandemic.
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