26th April 02:25 AM
Naomi Osaka wins title after Serena Williams outburst
By Lena Reece
Sunday 09/09/2018
Naomi Osaka won the US Open[Photo:SkySports]

Naomi Osaka won the US Open after an angry Serena Williams accused the umpire of being a "thief" in some of the most dramatic scenes at a Grand Slam final.

Serena Williams repeatedly argued with umpire Carlos Ramos during the final[Photo:BBC Sports]

Williams was given a game penalty for her outburst, which followed racquet smashing and another code violation as Osaka won 6โ€‘2 6โ€‘4 in New York.

20-year-old Osaka kept her focus to become the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam.

Williams refused to shake hands with umpire Carlos Ramos after the match.

36-year-old American, graciously congratulated Osaka at the net after the 20th seed completed an extraordinary victory and, although Williams' behaviour will grab the attention, nothing should detract from a classy and composed display from Osaka at Flushing Meadows.

A crying Osaka said she was sorry it had to end like this.

Naomi Osaka was also awarded $USD3.8m.

However, what this match will forever be remembered for is the way Serena Williams clashed with chair umpire Carlos Ramos, demanding an apology after he initially warned her for receiving coaching, which is not allowed during Grand Slam matches.

[Source:BBC Sports]

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