Japan's Naomi Osaka lifts US Open title, Serena Williams suffers meltdown

Japan's Naomi Osaka lifts US Open title, Serena Williams suffers meltdown

Japan's Naomi Osaka lifts US Open title, Serena Williams suffers meltdown

Williams quickly tried to squash that ridiculous notion, but the ump continued to make accusations, and now we have plenty of entertaining audio from it all.

"It was kind of hard because I was really concerned about her, like, the inner fan in me jumped out, so I really had to push to keep a straight face".

But what impressed in this match was not so much Osaka's big hitting but the rest of her game and her remarkable poise under pressure.

Osaka apologized to the crowd. "You stole a point from me and you are a thief", Williams said during a changeover at 3-4, to prompt the ruling. I just want to say thank you for watching the match.

Ramos gave Williams several code penalities: The first one was a warning for a coaching violation, the second warning was when she broke her racket, which gave a point to Osaka.

Katrina Adams, head of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) "On the fifth point in the second game of the second set between Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams, the chair umpire witnessed coaching taking place from Williams' coach".

Serena Williams angrily responded to a code violation for coaching by telling the chair umpire that she'd "rather lose" than cheat. There was no thumbs-up sign. "And I think that's where we saw that emotion, and again men have gotten away with that forever in tennis", Brennan said. He also said everyone does it and usually is not called for it. On the first point of the set's fifth game, Osaka smacked a forehand victor down the line off Williams's first serve. Because of her prior warning, she was then assessed a point penalty to Osaka. He punished her a game. "Her coach (Sascha Bajin) was coaching the whole time, too".

Williams was given the violation by Carlos Ramos of Portugal in the second game of the second set while Naomi Osaka was serving.

"I didn't know what was going on, I was just trying to focus".

"He took a point from me after he alleged I was cheating, and I wasn't cheating".

"We understood each other, and I felt that that was - yeah".

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

"When you just come back and then you make the finals of two slams, I think that's really fantastic". He alleged that I was cheating, and I wasn't cheating.

Normally chair umpires are introduced and receive a gift, but Ramos wasn't brought out. And that's when she called him a "thief", prompting a code violation for verbal abuse.

She was initially fined $10,500 for unsportsmanlike behaviour, the maximum allowed on site at a tournament, and was then slapped with an additional $164,500 fine and put on probation for two years by the Grand Slam Committee.

She ended up losing 6-2, 6-4 to Osaka, marking the 20-year-old's first grand slam win.

It was the second Grand Slam final defeat in a row for Williams, after Wimbledon in July, as she seeks an initial major title since returning to the tour after having a baby in 2017.

Osaka remained patient against the rallying Keys, who could not cash in on her opportunities at Flushing Meadows, as the former became the first Japanese woman in the Open era to reach a slam singles final.

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