Tag: Naomi Osaka

Novak Djokovic enters the US Open as the favorite to win the tournament and complete a historic calendar-year Grand Slam. (Image: USOpen.org)

US Open Odds: Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty Favorites in New York

Novak Djokovic will attempt to become the first man to win a calendar-year Grand Slam in 52 years – not to mention the all-time leader in Grand Slam titles – when he enters the US Open as the clear favorite in New York this week. Djokovic begins his quest with […]

Serena Williams announced that she will skip the US Open due to a torn hamstring suffered during Wimbledon. (Image: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters)

Serena Williams Drops Out of US Open Due to Hamstring Injury

Serena Williams hasn’t played in a tennis tournament since tearing her right hamstring in her first-round match at Wimbledon this June. Now, the American star has confirmed that the injury will keep her out of the US Open as well. Williams posted the news on her social media outlets on […]

Both Rafael Nadal (left) and Naomi Osaka (right) have dropped out of the 2021 Wimbledon tournament. (Image: Scott Barbour/AAP Image)

Naomi Osaka, Rafael Nadal Pull Out of Wimbledon, Odds Shift to Other Favorites

Wimbledon is losing two of its biggest attractions for this year’s tournament, as both Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal have dropped out of the tournament for different reasons. Osaka’s agent released a statement on Thursday, explaining the player’s decision to skip Wimbledon. Barty becomes Wimbledon favorite after Osaka withdrawal Osaka […]

Retired WNBA player Renee Montgomery (Image: Rich von Biberstein/Getty)

Recent WNBA Purchases are Latest in Red Hot Sports Franchise Market

Two more pro teams, the Las Vegas Aces and the Atlanta Dream, recently changed hands. The WNBA purchases are further evidence of a hyperactive sports franchise market. Even as professional sports continue to lose money due to the pandemic, teams are getting snapped up for top dollar. Predictably, billion-dollar sales […]

Serena Williams will take on Simona Halep in one of four Australian Open quarterfinal matches on Tuesday. (Image: Getty)

Australian Open Quarterfinals: Williams Faces Halep, Djokovic Battles Zverev

Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka will both play their quarterfinal matches at the Australian Open on Tuesday after facing tough tests in the fourth round over the weekend. Both Williams and Osaka needed three sets to get by their seeded opponents on Sunday. Williams Faces Halep in Quarterfinals Williams got […]

Novak Djokovic survived a test from Frances Tiafoe to advance to the third round of the Australian Open. (Image: Peter Staples/ATP Tour)

Australian Open: Djokovic Survives, Andreescu Bounced in Second-Round Matches

Novak Djokovic turned back a challenge by American Frances Tiafoe on Wednesday, ultimately prevailing in four, hard-fought sets to advance to the third round at the Australian Open. The top-seeded Djokovic defeated Tiafoe 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 in a 3.5-hour match. Djokovic Breaks Through in Fourth Set The […]