Osaka receives trophy in tears, amid audience boos

Ruben Ruiz
September 10, 2018

The one time Osaka did get broken, to trail 3-1 in the second set, she broke back immediately, prompting Williams to smash her racket. "It made me feel like it was a sexist remark", she said, per CBS News.

He said Osaka had called them after the match to tell them about it, adding that he hopes her achievement will lift the spirits of local people still reeling from a recent powerful natural disaster. In another rant at Ramos, complete with a wagging finger, she accused the Portuguese of being a "thief" and said "You will never, ever, ever be on another court of mine as long as you live".

'I'm going to say this: Enjoy, there's not going to be any coaching in the men's final tonight, right?

Williams was furious when she was given a coaching violation early in the second set after a hand gesture from her coach Patrick Mouratoglou, telling Ramos she would rather lose than cheat.

The focus was all on Williams and her exchange with umpire Carlos Ramos.

The trophy ceremony was met with a chorus of boos from Williams' home US Open crowd, who had been unhappy at her treatment during the match. The multiple grand slam victor Victoria Azarenka said: "If it was a men's match, this wouldn't happen like this".

Venus Williams was also targeted by Ramos for that, and like her sister, she too denied it, saying, "I'm 36 years old". When a man does the same, he's "outspoken' and there are no repercussions", she told Twitter followers.

Former US Open quarter finalist Mardy Fish came out in defence of Williams, tweeting: "She wasn't even looking".

In an age of robotic press conferences where players are staying focused and taking it one match at a time, Naomi Osaka breezes in, confesses to being fond of sweating, eating 500 bagels a day and having only one friend. What was supposed to be a fairy-tale matchup for Osaka and the player she idolizes, spun out of control after Williams was handed code violations that she described as unfair.

Ramos gave her a third violation, which resulted in a game penalty, putting Osaka 5-3 ahead.

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Meanwhile there has been further debate over Williams' charge that she had been a victim of sexism from the chair.

"She played well and this is her first Grand Slam".

"Because the young player outplayed her in the first set, I think pressure got her more than anything". You just can't act like that I'm afraid.

She resumed arguing with Ramos later, saying, "You stole a point from me".

Serena Williams of United States of America talks with referee Brian Earley as umpire Carlos Ramos looks on during her singles final match against Naomi Osaka of Japan at the 2018 US Open. This is her moment.

After the match, Williams was asked if there was anything she would have changed about the game.

"The star of the show has been once again the chair umpire", he wrote.

"We already talked. We have a great relationship", Williams said of Giudicelli last month, laughing as she added, "Everything is fine, guys".

Osaka notably pulled her cap over her eyes, to hide her reaction.

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