Naomi Osaka beats Serena Williams to win US Open 2018; becomes first Japanese to win Grand Slam 

What this match will forever be remembered for is the way Williams clashed with chair umpire Carlos Ramos, demanding an apology after he initially warned her for receiving coaching

Published: 09th September 2018 03:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th September 2018 03:50 AM   |  A+A-

Serena Williams watches as Naomi Osaka, of Japan, holds the champions trophy in the women's final of the US Open 2019 | AP

By Associated Press

NEW YORK: Serena Williams was penalized a game for calling the chair umpire a thief during an extended argument as the US 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.

The biggest issue for Williams on the scoreboard Saturday was that she was outplayed by a younger version of herself in Osaka, a 20-year-old who is the first player from Japan to win a major singles tennis title.

What this match will forever be remembered for is the way 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.

"She played well," Williams said, pausing to compose herself. "This is her first Grand Slam.

"I know you guys were here rooting, but let's make this the best moment we can. Let's give everyone the credit where credit is due. Let's not boo any more. Congratulations Naomi."

When it was Osaka's turn she seemed at a loss. "I know everyone was cheering for her and I'm sorry it had to end like this," she said.

"It was always my dream to play Serena in the US Open finals," she added, turning to Williams herself. "I'm really grateful I was able to play with you, thank you."

(With AFP inputs)

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