OSAKA Clinches US Open Overcoming Tennis Veteran Serena

NAOMI Osaka  20, from Japan has  won the coveted U.S. Open, formally the United States Open Tennis Championships, international tennis tournament, defeating veteran American Tennis Star Serena Williams in her own country. After the sensational victory of the fourth and final of the major tennis event that make up the annual Grand Slam of tennis, an excited Osaka, says Serena, 36m was her childhood idol.  The other tournaments are the Australian Open, the French Open, and the Wimbledon Championships. Osaka on Sunday tweeted that she was “grateful” for the chance to take on childhood hero Serena Williams for her first Grand Slam title. Osaka became the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Williams.”So there’s been a lot going on but I just want to say, I was grateful to have the opportunity to play on that stage on Saturday. Thank you,” tweeted the Japanese  tennis  star  who becomes the seventh in the world rankings. She posed with her trophy at Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center in New York. Osaka’s victory was overshadowed by three code violations meted out to Williams, which led to an emotional outburst from the 23-time Grand Slam champion in the second set and made for a chaotic end to the match. Williams was hit with a $17,000 fine for the violations, and debate raged as to whether it was the actions of chair umpire Carlos Ramos or of Williams herself that were more deserving of censure. Australian  tennis great Margaret Court has come down heavily on Serena Williams after her controversial blow-up in the US Open final after she was outplayed by Naomi Osaka. Serena has been criticised by 24-time major champion Margaret Court for her theatrical outburst at the umpire during her US Open final loss to Naomi Osaka.In incredible scenes at Flushing Meadows, Williams, aiming to equal Court’s record of grand slam triumphs, received a series of code violations en route to a 6-2, 6-4 defeat to her 20-year-old opponent. Williams initially felt hard done by when handed a first-set warning for what chair official Carlos Ramos believed to be on-court coaching. Serena, who was projected as the favourite for the crown, docked a point for racket abuse, having been broken in the second set, subsequently brandishing Ramos a “liar” and a “thief”, comments which the umpire deemed to be verbal abuse, warranting a game penalty. Williams felt she had been treated more harshly than a man would in the same situation, but Court, whose tally of Grand Slam singles titles is being chased by Williams, had little sympathy for the 36-year-old.”We always had to go by the rules,” said Court, in quotes reported by The Australian.”It’s sad for the sport when a player tries to become bigger than the rules.”Because the young player outplayed her in the first set, I think pressure got her more than anything.”

Osaka was raised in the United States .She is daughter of a Japanese lady and her father is Haitian-American. She has dual Japanese and American citizenship and is reportedly not fluent in Japanese language although she represents Japan in international tennis events .Her father got her registered with the Japan Tennis Association when she began her career. She turned pro in September 2013.

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