After beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Naomi Osaka felt the backing of her hometown was crucial to her Pan Pacific Open triumph.
The final of the Pan Pacific Open presents Naomi Osaka with the chance to win her first tournament since the Australian Open.
Only one Pan Pacific Open quarter-final was completed on Friday due to the rain in Osaka.
Three seeds exited the Pan Pacific Open on Thursday, as Misaki Doi continued her impressive form in her home country.
An expectant crowd were given an early scare before Naomi Osaka pulled through in straight sets at the Pan Pacific Open.
Having failed to win a title since teaming up with Jermaine Jenkins in February, Naomi Osaka has ended their partnership.
Serena Williams surged into the US Open final on day 11, which saw Omnisport's man in New York enjoy some down time across the East River.
Inspired by Naomi Osaka's solidarity with Coco Gauff at the US Open, we look at some of the greatest moments of sportsmanship.
Injury dropped Belinda Bencic outside the top 300 in 2017, but she always believed she could return to the upper echelon of women's tennis.
Despite being defeated by Belinda Bencic, Naomi Osaka expressed satisfaction with a US Open campaign that has seen her grow as a person.