Naomi Osaka Wins US Open As She Defeats Serena Williams In The Final
Naomi Osaka has won this year’s US Open after defeating Serena Williams.
Osaka, who becomes the first Japanese tennis player to achieve the feat, thwarted Serena Williams’ attempt to seal a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title, with a 6-2 6-4 victory in Saturday’s final.
Williams imploded in a furious tirade against umpire Carlos Ramos, calling him a “thief”, after he docked her a point for three code violations.
In the battle of youth against experience, it was the 20-year-old Osaka who came out with a fearless attacking style of play.
Osaka is also the youngest woman to reach the final at Flushing Meadows, since Caroline Wozniacki did it as a 19-year-old in 2009.