After dropping out of the French Open, Osaka opened up about her mental health struggles.
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Loosening press obligations might be one way to protect the mental health of athletes.
Naomi Osaka keeps her eye on the ball as she prepares to serve.
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The high-profile athlete's struggles raise questions about society's views on mental health, as well as the effects of race, gender and fame on well-being.
The tennis world paid attention when 13-year-olds were struggling with the pressures of turning pro. Osaka is reminding everyone that mental health concerns are still there.
Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus returns the ball to Simona Halep of Romania during their semifinal tennis match of the women’s singles WTA Tour Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany in April 2021.
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The governing bodies of professional tennis need to do more to prioritize athlete well-being — and there's no better time to start than now.
A member of security staff sits in the stands at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, India.
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The pandemic has meant a lot of content is being provided by clubs and teams – but the media must act as a collective to make sure impartial, balanced reporting is still upheld.
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With the Australian Open about to start this year's grand slam series, a crunch of the data from past performances gives a hint at who is the current best male player, possibly.
In contrast to other states after a positive case in a hotel quarantine worker, Victoria isn't locking down. But the response is sensible and proportionate – we're well positioned to manage this outbreak.
Novak Djokovic was one of the lucky ones, sitting out quarantine in Adelaide and with greater freedom to train than tennis players isolating in Melbourne.
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Nobody likes a whinger. But when you're used to having an entourage, and being feted around the world, things can get tough when you don't get your own way.
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Evonne Goolagong Cawley's biography is an intimate and personal play, tempered with humour and love.
Canada’s Vasek Pospisil returns a shot to Italy’s Jannik Sinner, during the final match of the 2020 Sofia Open on Nov. 14, 2020.
The establishment of a professional tennis players' association that advocates on behalf of professional athletes brings to the foreground the conflict between athletes' needs and corporate interests.
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Baseliners are too dominant. A true golden era would see more clashes between different playing styles.
Research shows that when professional players rise to No. 1 in the world rankings, it often coincides with the broader development of tennis talent in their home countries.
Rackets have come a long way since the first tennis tournaments.
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are still the top three players in the men’s game, despite the fact they have a combined age of 104.8 years.
Since 2003, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have combined to win 55 of the 68 Grand Slams that have been played. Is this the year for a new player to break through?
Wozniacki struggled with unexplained symptoms before being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2018.
About one in 100 people have rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition of the joints where the body mistakenly attacks itself.
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios was sentenced to six months of probation following several controversial events and an ‘aggravated pattern of behaviours’.
As Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios begins his probationary period this week for a pattern of bad behaviour and foul language, his value to sponsors and the sport of tennis remains high.
Bianca Andreescu serves to Serena Williams during the women’s singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships, on her way to making Canadian history.
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Bianca Andreescu's success provides an example of how to cover women’s sport and promote the athletic achievement of female athletes with hype and enthusiasm.
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Should sports journalists be able to hold athletes to account?
Australia's aggressive tennis star has been unfairly maligned in this instance.
Tradition is all very well, but the number one tennis tournament should be played on the best surface – and that's not grass.