Naomi Osaka wins US Open as Serena Williams suffers meltdown

Naomi Osaka wins US Open as Serena Williams suffers meltdown

Naomi Osaka wins US Open as Serena Williams suffers meltdown

On the other side, the 20-year-old Osaka could be the first Grand Slam singles champion from Japan and the youngest women's champion at the U.S. Open since Maria Sharapova was 19 in 2006.

Serena Williams was penalized a game for calling the chair umpire a thief during an extended argument as the U.S. Open women's final descended into chaos, with fans booing and play delayed before Naomi Osaka wrapped up a 6-2, 6-4 victory for her first Grand Slam title.

Asked why that was the case, she added: "Because she's Serena!".

"Yeah, I shouldn't really think of her as, like, my idol". I don't even call for on-court coaching.

"I thought I could get a break but every time she would hit an ace or a big shot", said the 23-year-old.

Williams admitted she was baffled by Mouratoglou's admission that he did provide coaching, and insists she will seek clarification on the situation. Let's make this the best moment we can.

"But I was, like 100 percent of the coaches in 100 percent of the matches so we have to stop this hypocritical thing". We're gonna get through this and we're gonna be positive. "No more booing. Let's be positive".

'I just feel like the fact that I have to go through this is just an example for the next person that has emotions, and that want to express themselves, and want to be a strong woman.

Osaka would win on her next service and take home the title.

But Osaka, who displayed not only a stellar game but remarkable poise throughout, held serve to seal a historic win for her country.

Ramos then called another infraction on Williams for verbal abuse, which meant a game penalty, which awarded the eighth game to Osaka, and found Williams serving the ninth game.

One year ago at this time, Williams was in the midst of four post-natal surgeries.

At the other end of the court, Osaka could do no wrong.

The fans gasped when Osaka crunched a forehand passing shot victor at 4-1 and outnumbered Williams in the "come on" stakes.

In the second set, stats would not matter. But. that's when chair umpire Carlos Ramos noticed Williams's coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, making gestures toward his player.

While the story of the match should have been Osaka, repeated violations given out by umpire Carlos Ramos to Williams quickly became a sticking point with both the players and the crowd.

Williams urged the crowd to calm down as Osaka wept, seemingly overwhelmed by the crowd's reaction and all the controversy. "I have a daughter and I stand for what is right and I have never cheated".

At that point, Williams called for referee Brian Earley, who came to the court with Grand Slam supervisor Donna Kelso.

Mouratoglou says that "in 99 percent of the cases, he would have told Serena, 'I've seen your coach do a movement and tell him to stop, otherwise you'll have a warning. Maybe I'll play video games". Because we don't have signals.

"I never had any warning in my career for coaching". But then when I hugged her at the net ...

Just before the U.S. Open, the French tennis federation president said that the black catsuit worn this year by Williams at the French Open would not be allowed at that tournament in the future.

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