Naomi Osaka

First ever Japanese Naomi Osaka clinches US Open

MNA Sports Desk: Tears, boos, anger and accusations overshadowed a remarkable victory by Naomi Osaka, who defeated Serena Williams, 6-2, 6-4, on Saturday to become the first Grand Slam singles champion born in Japan.

Osaka, 20, moved to the United States at age 3 and grew up idolising and emulating Williams, who was seeking a record-tying 24th major singles championship.

But in what should have been a moment of uninhibited joy for Osaka, she shed tears of sadness while standing on the podium after the match.

The celebration was tarnished by the booing from fans upset over what they perceived as unfair treatment of Williams by the chair umpire, Carlos Ramos, reported news agency.


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