Naomi Osaka

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Naomi Osaka has had the good fortune to come to prominence right as the Olympic cycle warms up for Tokyo 2020. Photograph: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Is the money getting better for women in elite sport? Yes. Is there still only one woman (Serena Williams) in the list of the 100 highest-paid sportsp(...)

Simona Halep celebrates winning the women’s singles final following victory over Serena Williams. Photograph: PA

Simona Halep became the first Romanian woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon beating Serena Williams in straight sets on Saturday on Centre Cour(...)

Serena Williams  reacts during her women’s singles third-round match against Sofia Kenin at the French Open. Photograph:  Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Serena Williams’s quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title was put on hold on Saturday after the former world number one was knocked(...)

Naomi Osaka is into the third round at Roland Garros after victory over Victoria Azarenka. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty

World number one Naomi Osaka survived another major scare to reach the third round of the French Open. The 21-year-old, who is chasing a third conse(...)

 Bianca Andreescu of Canada hugs the trophy after beating Angelique Kerber  of Germany in the final of the  BNP Paribas Open  at Indian Wells in  California. Photograph: Larry W Smith/EPA

As part of her morning routine, Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu finds a quiet place and visualises success, big success. “It’s crazy to think that(...)

Cartoonist Mark Knight defended the drawing and insisted he was simply illustrating Ms Williams’s behaviour on the day. Image: Mark Knight/Herald Sun/AFP

A cartoon of Serena Williams which drew criticism from across the globe after it was published in an Australian newspaper did not breach media standar(...)

Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates her victory over Karolina Pliskova  at the Australian Open in Melbourne.  Osaka won, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Photograph: Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/The New York Times)

If Naomi Osaka goes on to add the Australian Open title to the debut Slam title she won in Flushing Meadows four months ago, she might spare a passing(...)

Japan’s Naomi Osaka celebrates her victory over Karolina Pliskova. Photograph: David Gray/AFP/Getty

Naomi Osaka kept her hopes of winning back-to-back grand slam titles alive by dispatching Serena Williams’ conqueror Karolina Pliskova to reach the Au(...)

Serena Williams hits a return against Dayana Yastremska during their women’s singles match on day six of the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 19, 2019. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Serena Williams continued to steamroller her way through the Australian Open draw but Naomi Osaka and Elina Svitolina both survived serious scares to (...)

Serena Williams celebrates her victory over Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard. Photograph: David Gray/AFP/Getty

Serena Williams eased to victory over Eugenie Bouchard to reach the third round of the Australian Open while Simona Halep survived another scare to jo(...)

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