Naomi Osaka upsets Serena Williams in US Open final

Naomi Osaka defeated Serena Williams and denied her a record 24th major in the US Open 2018 final. Osaka prevailed against Williams 6-2, 6-4 in New York. Osaka, 20-year-old, is the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam final. On Thursday, September 6th, Osaka, she defeated Madison Keys in the U.S. Open semifinal match 6-2, 6-4 to advance to her first grand slam final to face Williams, who has played in 31 of them.


According to SBNation, Osaka victory was overshadowd by penalty:

“The 20-year old’s victory may have been overshadowed by chair umpire Carlos Ramos and Williams’ argument throughout the match. Ramos noticed that Patrick Mouratoglou, Williams’ coach was gesturing towards her and called a penalty for coaching. Williams was visibly heated as she stopped to talk to Ramos claiming, “I don’t cheat to win, I’d rather lose."

Who is Naomi Osaka?


Osaka was born in Osaka Japan on October 16, 1997 to a Haitian father and a Japanese mother. Osaka who lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida‎, is a citizen of both Japan and the United States of America. She grew up with her older sister Mari Osaka. At the age of three, her family moved to the United States where she completed her basic education. Naomi attended Elmont Alden Terrace Primary School and after her graduation; she enrolled at Broward Virtual Middle High School. At the completion of her basic education, Naomi went to Florida Tennis SBT Academy as well as ProWorld Tennis Academy. Starting her career in 2013, Osaka has participated in various tournaments including the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.


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