New York: Naomi Osaka won her first ever Grand Slam as she defeated Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 in the final of the US Open Championship at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York today.
Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese to win a title in the US Open Championship while for Serena this was her second successive runners-up finish at a Grand Slam after Germany’s Angelique Kerber defeated her in the final of Wimbledon at the All England Club in London.
In the match, Serena was given a game penalty for court violation from chair umpire Carlos Ramos for illegal coaching from her player box during the first set.
Earlier, in 2009, she was also given a point penalty at match point after an altercation with a lineswoman.
Williams, who had been given a code violation for breaking her racquet earlier in the match, had an outburst after the lineswoman had called a foot fault against her. After review by the umpire, Williams was given a second code violation, leading to her loss against Kim Clijsters.
In the tournament, Osaka seeded number 20 while Williams entered the tournament at 17th rank.