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Naomi Osaka wins US Open after Serena 'umpire thief' meltdown
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Naomi Osaka wins US Open after Serena 'umpire thief' meltdown

Published by , Sunday 09/09/18 00:00

Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam title on Saturday as her idol Serena Williams angrily imploded, calling the chair umpire in the US Open final "a thief".

Osaka, 20, triumphed 6-2, 6-4 in the match marred by Williams's second set outburst, the American enraged by umpire Carlos Ramos's warning for receiving coaching from her box.

She tearfully accused him of being a "thief" and angrily demanded an apology from the official.

When a second code violation for racquet abuse was handed out to her -- along with a point penalty -- Williams exploded.

"You're attacking my character," she said. "You will never, ever be on another court of mine. You are the liar," she fumed and Ramos handed her a game penalty that put Osaka one game from victory at 5-3 in the second set.

Williams won the next game, and continued her tearful remonstrations with a supervisor on the changeover but Osaka -- who displayed remarkable poise throughout -- held serve to seal a historic win for her country.

Source: AFP

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