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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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Happy day for him ☺️
.. Silent Runner .. Silent Runner il y a 6 minutes
And much easier on the eyes too...
srokafh srokafh il y a 1 heure
Atta boy Sascha
ali ali il y a 3 heures
The walk in a park didn't quite turn out.. Just shows that GOATS and N 1-s can lose a match too...
srokafh srokafh il y a 4 heures
Fed n Nadal in 2017 form and Novak in his best and Stan and Andy back in their best and delpo and sascha playing great.... That ll b the best year for tennis..... Let's see how it goes
vismai vismai il y a 7 heures
Wish I had watched tis match. Much to be learned here.
Lfle Lfle il y a 19 heures