Naomi Osaka returns to Aliaksandra Sasnovich (unseen) during their Cincinnati Masters match in Mason, Ohio, on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse
Naomi Osaka has won 19 consecutive matches but none of those wins came against Serena Williams. Three-time major champion Osaka will meet 23-time Grand Slam singles title winner Williams in the Australian Open semifinals on Thursday.
Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka, along with showman Nick Kyrgios, made successful returns after long layoffs on Tuesday, fine-tuning their preparations ahead of the Australian Open. In the night match, world number one Barty showed little rust
Serena Williams’ long chase for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam trophy has been weighing on her mind ahead of next week’s Australian Open, admitted the 39-year-old seven-time Australian Open champion.
Naomi Osaka crushed Jennifer Brady 6-4 6-3 to secure her second Australian Open title on Saturday and cement her standing as the new queen of the women's game The 23-year-old became the first women's player to win her first four Grand Slam finals since Monica Seles in 1991.
Martin said he felt in strong command of his bike even in the rain, but was happy to collect the points and ready to move on to the next race. "I am so happy," Martin said. "Luckily everyone was OK."
Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Bin Saif Al Sharqi, Chairman of the Emirates Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation, Anis Binous, Chairman of the Organising Committee, and a number of dignitaries attended the final of the three-day championship, which was held at Binous Gym.
The seventh-ranked Jabeur, a three-time Grand Slam finalist, saved her best performance of the tournament for the final and raced to victory in 78 minutes.