President Trump arrives in Osaka amid global trade tensions

U.S. 06/27/19, 15:29

World leaders from 19 countries are gathered in Osaka, Japan for the G20 Summit, held Thursday and Friday this week. The summit has become an annual event that normally focuses on issues related to world economics and trade, with the aim of preventing global financial crises. Such gatherings have recently been ...

US to China: Fix tech policies. China’s retort: Drop tariffs

Politics 06/27/19, 13:14

The Americans want to safeguard their technological riches, restore balance to their top trading relationship and force a sharp-elbowed rival to play by the rules and keep its word. The Chinese want the Trump administration to drop its tariffs so they can regain freer access to the world's largest consumer market ...

Update: US teen Anisimova into 3rd round at French Open

Sports 05/30/19, 06:27

The Latest on the French Open (all times local):___1:20 p.m.Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after missing a shot during her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)American teenager Amanda Anisimova ...

Osaka plays Azaranka in matchup of current and former No. 1s

Tennis 05/30/19, 01:29

Naomi Osaka plays Victoria Azaranka in a matchup of current and former No. 1 players in the second round of the French Open.Also Thursday, Serena Williams is back on Court Philippe Chatrier against Japanese qualifier Kurumi Nara.In men's action, top-ranked Novak Djokovic faces 104th-ranked Henri Laaksonen, a "lucky loser" who ...

Update: Del Potro shakes off poor start at French Open

Sports 05/28/19, 06:53

The Latest on the French Open (all times local):___1:30 p.m.Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro serves against Chile's Nicolas Jarry during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the second ...

No. 1 Naomi Osaka finally starts her French Open on Day 3

Tennis 05/28/19, 01:50

Naomi Osaka's bid for a third consecutive Grand Slam title finally gets started on Day 3 of the French Open.The No. 1-seeded Osaka never has been past the third round in three previous appearances at Roland Garros.She carries a 14-match winning streak at majors into Tuesday.The Japanese star plays 90th-ranked ...

FRENCH OPEN ’19: Serena Williams tries again for 24th major

Tennis 05/22/19, 10:45

Women to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday:___NAOMI OSAKAFILE - In this May 30, 2018, file photo, Japan's Naomi Osaka returns a shot against Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. (AP ...

3-time champ Venus Williams wins opening match at Miami Open

Tennis 03/21/19, 17:36

Three-time tournament champion Venus Williams won her opening match Thursday at the new site of the Miami Open by beating Dalila Jakupovic 7-5, 6-3.Williams won the tournament in 1998, 1999 and 2001 when it was played on Key Biscayne. The event moved this year to the Miami Dolphins' complex, and ...

No. 1 Naomi Osaka loses 1st match since splitting from coach

Sports 02/19/19, 14:23

Naomi Osaka lost her first match since moving up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings — and first since splitting from her coach.The two-time major champion had trouble with her serve and was beaten 6-3, 6-3 by Kristina Mladenovic at the Dubai Championships in a little more than an ...

No. 1 Osaka splits with coach 2 weeks after 2nd major title

Sports 02/11/19, 17:12

Naomi Osaka surprisingly split from coach Sascha Bajin, a little more than two weeks after she won the Australian Open for a second consecutive Grand Slam title and moved to No. 1 in the WTA rankings."Hey everyone, I will no longer be working together with Sascha," Osaka posted on Twitter ...

Australian Open champ Osaka is Asia’s 1st No. 1 in tennis

Sports 01/28/19, 02:38

Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka is the youngest woman to make her debut at No. 1 in nine years and the first man or woman from Asia to lead the tennis rankings.Simona Halep's 48-week stay atop the WTA ended Monday. She slid to No. 3 after a fourth-round loss to ...

Novak, Naomi, other things we learned at Australian Open

Tennis 01/27/19, 12:53

The way things went at the Australian Open didn't exactly teach the world that Novak Djokovic is the best there is in men's tennis right now. Certainly confirmed it, though.And while those within the game knew all about Naomi Osaka, she made sure her talent is more obvious to more ...

Now No. 1, Osaka wins majors to strains of Jay Rock’s ‘Win’

Tennis 01/26/19, 14:46

Like the 21-year-old she is, Naomi Osaka stepped into Rod Laver Arena for the Australian Open final with a cellphone in her right hand and music in both ears.The headphones she wore carried the swirling brass, bouncing beat and boastful lyrics of Jay Rock's "Win," the same pre-match song Osaka ...

Japanese fans celebrate Osaka’s rise to top of tennis world

Sports 01/26/19, 08:39

Japanese fans celebrated Naomi Osaka's Australian Open title on Saturday, saying her win will serve as an inspiration to future generations.Osaka beat Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 to claim a second consecutive Grand Slam title. The 21-year-old Osaka also becomes the first tennis player from Japan to reach No. ...

Osaka edges Kvitova for Australian Open title, No. 1 ranking

Tennis 01/26/19, 06:23

Naomi Osaka recovered after wasting three championship points and reasserted herself down the stretch to win the Australian Open for a second consecutive Grand Slam title, edging Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 on Saturday night.The victory allows the 21-year-old Osaka to become the first tennis player from Japan to ...

Update: Osaka edges Kvitova for Australian Open title

Tennis 01/26/19, 06:17

The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Naomi Osaka has won the Australian Open for her second consecutive Grand Slam title by beating Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 in the final. The 21-year-old Osaka also becomes the first tennis player from Japan to reach No. 1 ...

Kvitova-Osaka: Australian final from different perspectives

Tennis 01/25/19, 02:43

Petra Kvitova has shed her tears. The tears, for a long time private, were in a very public arena this week.A violent home invasion that caused serious knife wounds to her left hand was a punctuation point in her career, as she sees it. There's the before — two Wimbledon ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Tennis 01/24/19, 21:40

Japan's Naomi Osaka smiles and Spain's Rafael Nadal sweats during the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Osaka is seeking her second Grand Slam title in the women's singles final on Saturday, while Nadal will try to earn his second Australian Open title and his 18th Slam trophy in Sunday's ...

Nissin takes down ad after complaints on Osaka’s depiction

Tennis 01/23/19, 21:26

One of Naomi Osaka's main sponsors has taken down an online ad campaign that depicts the Japanese tennis player with pale skin after it was criticized as insensitive.Daisuke Okabayashi, a spokesman for Japanese noodle-maker Nissin Foods Holdings, said Thursday that two animation clips, which went up earlier this month, were ...

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