Osaka blames US Open tears on 'notorious' nerves

2018-09-17 12:24

Naomi Osaka has put her US Open tears down to shredded nerves, rather than the tantrum thrown by Serena Williams that overshadowed a historic Japanese win.

Twitter

Keep up to date with all the latest, breaking sports news from around the world from South Africa's biggest sporting website. Sign up today!
US Open

Serena talks fashion, not fouls at Las Vegas event

2018-09-15 07:41

Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but not tennis fouls during a Friday appearance before a business trade group in Las Vegas.

 
 
US Open

Osaka's US Open win re-opens cultural discussion in Japan

2018-09-13 10:25

Naomi Osaka's victory in the US Open has added her to a growing list of athletes who have raised the issue of what it means to be Japanese.

 
US Open

Umpire focused on 'working again' after Serena row

2018-09-14 12:33

The chair umpire who penalised Serena Williams in the US Open final says he is pleased to be getting back to work.

 
US Open

Osaka has 'no regrets' over chaotic US Open final

2018-09-13 09:58

Naomi Osaka has refused to criticise Serena Williams after her historic US Open victory was overshadowed by her furious row with the chair umpire.

 
US Open

Umpire says he is 'fine' after Serena US Open row

2018-09-12 11:31

The chair umpire who penalised Serena Williams in the US Open final has spoken publicly for the first time since the match, saying he is "fine".

 
US Open

Rival rubbishes Serena's 'sexism' claim

2018-09-14 06:54

Barbora Strycova has rubbished Serena Williams’ claim that her treatment by the umpire in the recent US Open final was sexist.

 
 
US Open

OPINION: ITF right to back umpire over Serena

2018-09-12 11:11

Sy Lerman lauds the International Tennis Federation for the manner in which it responded to Serena Williams' behaviour at the US Open.

 
Latest Multimedia

VIDEO: WATCH: Allardyce calls losing England job 'a dark moment' in his life

Sam Allardyce opens up about the controversy surrounding his axing from the England job in 2016.

More Multimedia

 
US Open

Defiant Oz paper reprints 'racist' Serena cartoon

2018-09-13 06:00

An Australian newspaper has defiantly republished a controversial cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams on its front-page.

 
US Open

Navratilova to Serena: Even if men do it, it's wrong

2018-09-11 09:47

Martina Navratilova, an 18-time Grand Slam singles champion, says Serena Williams was wrong in her outburst at the US Open women's final.

 
US Open

ITF backs umpire Ramos over Serena rant

2018-09-11 06:27

Carlos Ramos has been praised for acting with "professionalism and integrity" by the International Tennis Federation after the umpire was labelled a liar.

 
US Open

Oz Open chief urges coaching clarity after Serena row

2018-09-10 12:42

World tennis chiefs need to clarify their position on in-match coaching after Serena Williams' US Open meltdown, the head of the Australian Open has said.

 
US Open

Osaka tipped as Japan's first world No 1

2018-09-10 10:25

After going from goofball to Grand Slam champion, Naomi Osaka can follow her historic US Open triumph by becoming Japan's first world No 1.

 
US Open

WTA chief backs Serena as 'sexism' row grows

2018-09-10 07:50

Serena Williams's claim that the code violations that sparked her meltdown in the US Open final were sexist stirred debate, with WTA Tour boss Steve Simon backing her.

 
US Open

Del Potro backs Djokovic to surpass Federer

2018-09-10 08:50

Juan Martin del Potro believes Novak Djokovic can end his career as the most successful Grand Slam title winner, surpassing Roger Federer's current mark of 20.

 
US Open

WATCH: ‘I’m not racist’ - Aussie cartoonist on Serena Williams

2018-09-12 07:04

The Australian cartoonist who has come under fire for his depiction of Serena Williams insists he is not a racist.

 
Guest Columnist

Blame game won't solve Serena strife

2018-09-11 06:57

When I first watched the footage of Serena Williams at the US Open, I didn't think her claim of sexism was justified. Unfair refereeing, yes... writes Elma Smit.

 
US Open

Serena's US Open row puts umpires in spotlight

2018-09-10 20:09

Spawned by sexism or not, Serena Williams' run-in with chair umpire Carlos Ramos in the US Open final had tennis officiating in an unwanted spotlight.

 
 
US Open

OPINION: Disgraced Serena's false claims

2018-09-10 08:41

Sy Lerman says Serena Williams' actions in her US Open final defeat to Japan's Naomi Osaka should not be condoned.

 
US Open

Djokovic: I owe Federer, Nadal

2018-09-10 07:51

Novak Djokovic is thrilled to match Pete Sampras with a 14th Grand Slam title at the US Open, but says it's Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who have made him the player he is.

 
US Open

Djokovic: Umpire changed course of Serena match

2018-09-10 08:50

Novak Djokovic says he thinks the chair umpire interfered too much in Serena Williams' match but stopped short of saying men and women are treated differently.

 
US Open

Australian cartoonist under fire for Serena sketch

2018-09-11 06:35

An Australian cartoonist has come under fire for portraying Serena Williams using - what Harry Potter author JK Rowling described as - "racist and sexist tropes".

 
 
US Open

4 Grand Slams, 4 events in 'sexism' rows

2018-09-10 20:15

Serena Williams' claims of sexism during her spectacular US Open final meltdown follows similar controversies at the season's other Grand Slams.

 
US Open

Mother of all meltdowns: Did Serena overstep the mark?

2018-09-10 11:58

Serena Williams absorbed a hefty fine in the wake of her US Open final loss as debate raged over whether the code violations that sparked her meltdown were sexist.

 
US Open

WATCH: I would have pulled for Serena too - Osaka

2018-09-10 08:12

Newly crowned US Open champion Naomi Osaka admitted that if she was in the crowd, she'd have been pulling for Serena Williams too.

 
US Open

Naomi Osaka 'grateful' for US Open chance

2018-09-10 11:32

US Open champion Naomi Osaka tweeted on Sunday that she was "grateful" for the chance to take on childhood hero Serena Williams for her first Grand Slam title.

 
US Open

Djokovic wins US Open, ties Sampras' record

2018-09-10 06:35

Novak Djokovic clinched his third US Open title with a triumph over Juan Martin del Potro, taking him level with Pete Sampras's mark of 14 Grand Slams.

 
 

Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.