Tennis superstars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal announce they have jointly donated Aus$250,000 (US$172,000) for Australian bushfire relief at a charity fundraiser in smoggy Melbourne. They were joined by a who's who of the tennis world, including Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka, Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The prospect of a Naomi Osaka-Serena Williams U.S. Open final rematch that hung tantalizingly over the year's final Grand Slam disappeared on Monday with Swiss Belinda Bencic the spoiler by claiming a 7-5 6-4 fourth-round win over the Japanese holder.
Williams beat Sharapova in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1..It was Williams' first U.S. Open match since losing to Naomi Osaka in last year's final..Williams now leads the head-to-head series with Sharapova 20-2..Every time I come up against her, I just bring out some of my best tennis., Serena Williams, via statement.
According to ‘Forbes,’ Naomi Osaka earned a total of $24.3 million over the last year.Osaka was only out-earned by fellow tennis veteran Serena Williams, who pulled in $29.2 million, .making her the world’s highest-paid female athletes for the fourth year in a row. .An estimated $16 million of Osaka’s earnings came from endorsements with MasterCard, Nissan,Procter & Gamble and All Nippon Airways.