Naomi Osaka won the US Open


Her win also makes her the first Japanese player to win a major title. Serena Williams was penalized a game for calling the chair umpire a thief during an extended argument as the US Open women’s final descended into chaos. At the final Williams put an arm around Osaka’s shoulder and told the crowd: “I know you guys were here rooting, and I was rooting, too, but let’s make this the best moment we can. … We’re going to get through this, and let’s be positive. So congratulations, Naomi. No more booing.”

Naomi Osaka is the winner

“What Serena did on the podium today showed a great deal of class and sportsmanship,” USTA Chairman of the Board and president Katrina Adams  said in a statement. “This was Naomi’s moment, and Serena wanted her to be able to enjoy it.” Osaka addressed the pro-Williams crowd, saying, “I’m sorry. I know that everyone was cheering for her, and I’m sorry that it had to end like this. I just want to say thank you for watching the match. Thank you.”


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