Title IX 50th Anniversary: We Need a New Deal for Women’s Sports

We must dismantle the grandfathered-in systemic advantages that male athletes and male-dominated sports infrastructures continue to enjoy.

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A Gymnast’s Death Was Supposed to Be a Wake-Up Call. What Took So Long?

Christy Henrich’s struggle with eating disorders launched a reckoning in sports, but progress has been slow.

#athletics-and-sports, #biles-simone, #eating-disorders, #gymnastics, #henrich-christy, #karolyi-bela, #marshall-nancy-thies, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #news-and-news-media, #ohashi-katelyn, #osaka-naomi-1997, #usa-gymnastics, #women-and-girls

How Naomi Osaka Broke Her Slump in Miami

Sometimes you deliver your best performance when your back is against the wall.

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In Miami Where It All Began, Naomi Osaka Is Rolling Again

After struggling for more than a year, the former world No. 1 has advanced to her first women’s singles final since she won the Australian Open in 2021.

#content-type-personal-profile, #miami-open-tennis, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis

I’m a Sports Fan. Hear Me Roar.

It’s too bad some athletes take booing personally. It isn’t really about them.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #fans-persons, #internal-sub-only-nl, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #westbrook-russell

Naomi Osaka, Heckled by Spectator, Is Ousted at Indian Wells

“To be honest, I’ve gotten heckled before, and it didn’t really bother me,” said Osaka, who otherwise had ample support from the crowd. But, she added, “I don’t know why, but it went into my head.”

#bnp-paribas, #bnp-paribas-open-tennis, #indian-wells-calif, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #williams-serena, #williams-venus

Naomi Osaka Loses at Australian Open to Amanda Anisimova

The unseeded American Amanda Anisimova eliminated the four-time Grand Slam champion, who expressed pride in her effort and said, “I can’t be sad about that.”

#anisimova-amanda-2001, #australian-open-tennis, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis

Naomi Osaka Returns to the Court at Australian Open

After a tumultuous year and a four-month layoff during which she questioned what she wanted from tennis, Osaka is back on the court. “I’m not sure if this is going to work out well.”

#australian-open-tennis, #content-type-personal-profile, #japan, #mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-mari-1996, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis

At the Australian Open, Everyone Not Named Djokovic Is Ready to Star

After Novak Djokovic’s immigration troubles, he is gone, but don’t worry: Plenty of other stars and story lines are ready for the spotlight.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #barty-ashleigh, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #fritz-taylor-harry-1997, #kenin-sofia-1998, #murray-andy-1987, #nadal-rafael, #osaka-naomi-1997, #raducanu-emma-2002, #stephens-sloane, #tennis

Novak Djokovic, Kyrie Irving, Aaron Rodgers and the Problem With Anti-Vax Star Athletes

Some star athletes seem to think you don’t have to follow public health policy — as long as you win.

#australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #french-open-tennis, #medicine-and-health, #osaka-naomi-1997, #social-media, #tennis, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization

The Sports World’s Most Memorable and Human Moments of 2021

Most of them happened off the courts and playing fields, when the competitions were over and the athletes were at their most human.

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Sports in 2021 Tried to Return to Normal

The coronavirus pandemic still had an impact, but players and leagues had their moments.

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With Crowds Back at the U.S. Open, Young Stars Give Them a Show

Novak Djokovic failed to win a Grand Slam, but there was a sense of renewal, exciting new players named Raducanu and Fernandez, and a sense that tennis is in capable hands.

#djokovic-novak, #fernandez-leylah-2002, #medvedev-daniil-1996, #osaka-naomi-1997, #raducanu-emma-2002, #tennis, #tiafoe-frances-1998, #united-states-open-tennis

Fans Returned, a Grand Slam Was Chased, and Teenagers Stole the Show

The 2021 U.S. Open has by no means been conventional, but amid a fluctuating pandemic, it has been a notable milestone on the road to tennis and civic normality.

#canada, #de-blasio-bill, #djokovic-novak, #fernandez-leylah-2002, #osaka-naomi-1997, #raducanu-emma-2002, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis

Met Gala 2021: Everything You Need to Know

Who gets to go, what they might wear and how to watch.

#costume-institute, #culture-arts, #dress-codes, #eilish-billie, #fashion-and-apparel, #ford-tom, #gorman-amanda, #met-gala, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #osaka-naomi-1997, #parties-social, #wintour-anna, #your-feed-fashion

The Teenagers Are Taking Over Tennis. That Might Not End Well.

The U.S. Open play of Leylah Fernandez, Carlos Alcaraz and Emma Raducanu has been exhilarating. But if the past is prelude, rough seas are ahead.

#alcaraz-carlos-2003, #auger-aliassime-felix-2000, #fernandez-leylah-2002, #gauff-cori-2004, #osaka-naomi-1997, #raducanu-emma-2002, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #youth

Mardy Fish Can Relate to What Naomi Osaka Is Going Through

Anxiety forced Fish to withdraw from the 2012 U.S. Open. Now he is open about his mental health and works with the U.S.T.A. to provide more resources for players.

#fish-mardy, #mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn

Even for the Greatest Players, Life in Tennis Can Be a Slog

Naomi Osaka is taking an indefinite break from tennis as she struggles to find meaning and joy from playing. It’s a sadly familiar script for the sport.

#mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-naomi-1997, #swiatek-iga-2001, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis

Naomi Osaka Loses to Leylah Fernandez at the U.S. Open

The 18-year-old Canadian pushed the defending champion to three sets, winning 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-4, in the second major upset of the third round.

#leylah-fernandez, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis

Naomi Osaka on Tennis and Childhood: ‘Home Is Queens and These Courts’

The defending U.S. Open champion got her start playing with her family in a city park in Jamaica, Queens.

#jamaica-queens-ny, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis

Naomi Osaka on Her Tennis Roots: ‘Home Is Queens and These Courts’

The defending U.S. Open champion got her start playing with her family in a city park in Jamaica, Queens.

#jamaica-queens-ny, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis

To Play Tennis, Naomi Osaka Finds a New Purpose. So Far, So Good.

The defending champion started the U.S. Open with a solid 6-4, 6-1 win over Marie Bouzkova, a hard-hitting Czech. Feeling good about herself is the next challenge.

#content-type-personal-profile, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis

Naomi Osaka Struggles in Return to Tournament News Conferences

Osaka, who quit the French Open in May by saying press commitments worsened her anxiety, burst into tears and left the room after a question her agent said was asked “to intimidate.”

#mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis

Critics Pounce on Naomi Osaka After Loss, Denting Japan’s Claim to Diversity

The tennis star, who lit the Olympic cauldron, took a drubbing on social media, with some questioning her identity or right to represent the country.

#black-people, #mental-health-and-disorders, #olympic-games-2020, #osaka-naomi-1997, #race-and-ethnicity, #tennis, #tokyo-japan

Simone Biles’s Big Olympic Move: Embracing Vulnerability

Biles was widely embraced as the latest elite athlete who had the courage to acknowledge her vulnerability.

#biles-simone, #burrell-leroy, #gymnastics, #mental-health-and-disorders, #olympic-games-2020, #osaka-naomi-1997, #phelps-michael

Naomi Osaka Is Talking to the Media Again, but on Her Own Terms

The tennis superstar is guest-editing Racquet magazine and has written a cover essay for Time. What’s left for traditional sports journalism?

#brady-tom, #french-open-tennis, #james-lebron, #news-and-news-media, #osaka-naomi-1997, #playerstribune-the, #social-media, #tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

Naomi Osaka Withdraws From Wimbledon but Will Play in Tokyo Olympics

She had withdrawn from the French Open in May, citing mental health issues, and had said her playing calendar was undetermined.

#depression-mental, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

French Tennis Chief Defends Handling of Naomi Osaka

“I think we did very, very well,” said Gilles Moretton, the new president of the French Tennis Federation. He has faced several challenges during the first French Open of his term.

#fines-penalties, #french-open-tennis, #french-tennis-federation, #moretton-gilles, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis

Lewis Hamilton Gives Encouragement to Naomi Osaka

Hamilton, the F1 champion, says he knows how it feels to be under intense media scrutiny and supports Osaka’s stand against news conferences.

#automobile-racing, #azerbaijan, #french-open-tennis, #hamilton-lewis, #mercedes-gp-petronas-formula-one-team, #osaka-naomi-1997, #ricciardo-daniel, #tennis

Naomi Osaka and the Cost of Ambition

Naomi Osaka has given a public face to a growing, and long overdue, revolt.

#anxiety-and-stress, #labor-and-jobs, #osaka-naomi-1997, #womens-rights

Naomi Osaka and the Language of Fame

The conditions of modern celebrity don’t hinge on press access anymore.

#celebrities, #french-tennis-federation, #instagram-inc, #osaka-naomi-1997, #social-media, #tennis

Naomi Osaka’s Uneasy Rush Into the Spotlight

Since emerging as an elite tennis player and Grand Slam tournament champion in 2018, Osaka has experienced success and anguish, both of which played out in public. It is “a lot to put on anyone’s plate.”

#content-type-personal-profile, #french-open-tennis, #mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis

Naomi Osaka and the Changing Power Dynamics in Sports

With relatively few words, she said a lot as she bowed out of the French Open on her terms, reflecting the growing empowerment of athletes.

#anxiety-and-stress, #celebrities, #french-open-tennis, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis

Naomi Osaka’s French Open Power Move

The power balance has changed among public figures, the journalists and publications that cover them and the companies that they do business with.

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Athletes and Mental Health: Naomi Osaka Adds to Conversation

Making herself vulnerable, she joins other noteworthy athletes in pushing the once-taboo subject into the open.

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Why the Grand Slam Tournaments Risked Playing Hardball With Naomi Osaka

Leaders in the game noted that Osaka’s decision to bypass news conferences came as major media organizations had been cutting back on tennis coverage for years, a troubling dynamic for a sport that battles for exposure.

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Assessing Osaka’s Sad Departure From the French Open

Naomi Osaka, a superstar in the sport, pulled out of the French Open after she was fined for skipping a news conference. Did it have to end this way?

#depression-mental, #french-open-tennis, #mental-health-and-disorders, #navratilova-martina, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #williams-serena

Naomi Osaka Quits the French Open After News Conference Dispute

The four-time Grand Slam tournament winner wrote on Instagram that she had suffered from bouts of depression since 2018 and will “take some time” away from the tennis court.

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Naomi Osaka Quits the French Open

The four-time Grand Slam tournament winner took a stand about mandatory appearances at news conferences. She wrote on Instagram that she had suffered from bouts of depression since 2018.

#boycotts, #french-open-tennis, #mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

Naomi Osaka Fined $15,000 for Skipping News Conference

Osaka won her opening match at the French Open, but was warned that she risked escalating penalties, including default, if she failed to fulfill her media obligations.

#australian-open-tennis, #fines-penalties, #french-open-tennis, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

At the French Open, Naomi Osaka Seeks Comfort on Clay and No Interviews

The world No. 2 has said she won’t talk to journalists at the tournament, which begins on Sunday, but she faces a bigger obstacle: her record on clay.

#barty-ashleigh, #french-open-tennis, #king-billie-jean, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nadal-rafael, #osaka-naomi-1997, #paris-france, #roland-garros-stadium-paris-france, #social-media, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

Naomi Osaka Says She Won’t Talk to Journalists at the French Open

Citing mental health concerns, the world No. 2 wrote on Instagram Wednesday that she will accept any fines levied for not making herself available to reporters.

#french-open-tennis, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis

Naomi Osaka’s Net Worth, Beyond the Court

From the Met Gala roster to your lunchtime salad bowl, the tennis champion is suddenly ubiquitous.

#advertising-and-marketing, #content-type-personal-profile, #corporate-social-responsibility, #osaka-naomi-1997

Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka Beats Jennifer Brady for Her 4th Grand Slam Title

Osaka, 23, has won every Grand Slam final she has reached.

#australian-open-tennis, #brady-jennifer-1995, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis

Farewell, Serena? Not So Fast

Williams’s wan wave after losing to Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open semifinal stirred retirement speculation. GOATs don’t go out that way.

#australian-open-tennis, #content-type-personal-profile, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #williams-serena

Naomi Osaka and Jennifer Brady Head to Australian Open Final

These are not athletic stars who pretend to be impervious to the pressures of their sport.

#australian-open-tennis, #brady-jennifer-1995, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis

Australian Open: Naomi Osaka Ousts Serena Williams

Osaka won the semifinal in straight sets, denying Williams a chance to tie the record for Grand Slam singles titles.

#australian-open-tennis, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #williams-serena

Serena vs. Naomi Osaka: Time, Channel, Streaming and More

Williams and Osaka will play for the second time at a Grand Slam. Plus, Novak Djokovic faces an unlikely semifinal opponent: a 27-year-old in his first Grand Slam main draw.

#australian-open-tennis, #brady-jennifer-1995, #djokovic-novak, #karatsev-aslan, #muchova-karolina-1996, #osaka-naomi-1997, #williams-serena

Serena Williams Wins and Will Face Naomi Osaka in Australian Open Semifinals

Williams dispatched Simona Halep to avenge an embarrassing defeat in their previous meeting. Next up? Osaka in a star-studded semifinal.

#australian-open-tennis, #halep-simona, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #williams-serena

2021 Australian Open: What to Watch on Monday Night

Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic are playing to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open.

#australian-open-tennis, #djokovic-novak, #halep-simona, #hsieh-su-wei, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #williams-serena