Naomi Osaka Beats Serena Williams To Bag US Open Title 2018

| September 9 , 2018 , 12:23 IST

Japan's Naomi Osaka won the US Open and became the 1st Grand Slam singles champion from her country after she defeated an angry Serena Williams with a scoreline of 6-2, 6-4 in a drama-filled final, in New York on Saturday.

The fans witnessed one of the most controversial US Open finals after Serena Williams accused the umpire of being a "thief" in some of the most dramatic scenes at a Grand Slam.

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Williams was given a game penalty for her outburst, which followed racquet smashing and another code of violation.

The 20-year-old held her nerves and 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.

The 36-year-old American player, graciously congratulated Osaka at the net after the 20th seed completed an extraordinary victory.

Speaking to media Osaka said, "I know everyone was cheering for her and I'm sorry it had to end like this."

The Japanese player further added, "It was always my dream to play Serena in the U.S Open finals, I'm really grateful I was able to play with you".

According to reports in media, Serena Williams said, "Ramos alleged that I was cheating, and I wasn't cheating, I have seen other men call other umpires several things".

The 36-year-old further added "I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuff."