Naomi Osaka Defeats Serena Williams to Win 2018 U.S. Open

20 year old Naomi Osaka defeated Serena Williams in straight sets to win the 2018 U.S. Open Final. The win was her first career grand slam but the match had some controversy. Osaka won the first set 6-2 then in the second game of the second set, Serena was given a coaching violation because her coach was allegedly making hand signals to her from the stands.

Then Serena said to the chair umpire Carlos Ramos “I don’t cheat to win. I’d rather lose.

Afterwards Serena smashed her racquet on the court after being broken by Osaka to make it 3-2 in the second set, which resulted in another violation.

Finally Serena was hit with a third violation for verbal abuse after she demanded for an apology. The third penalty resulted in a game penalty making the score 5-3 in the second set.

Williams would go on to win one more game making it 5-4 but would lose the last making the final set 6-4.

Osaka became the first Japanese tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles tournament.

Post Author: Daniel Flores

Daniel Flores also know as Dansportsnews is a freshman in college pursuing a career in sports broadcasting/journalism. He is the host of the "Dansportsnews and Friends" podcast available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, and Sound Cloud. He also is a contributor for Pelican of the Fansided network.

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