Naomi Osaka of Japan has lifted the Women’s singles title of US Open 2018. She won the Grand Slam defeating Serena Williams of US in straight sets 6-2, 6-4.
The match saw some dramatic scenes at the Grand Slam final after an angry Serena Williams accused the umpire of being a “thief”. Williams was given a game penalty for her outburst, which also followed racquet smashing and another code violation as Osaka kept her focus to become the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam.
Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 for the code violations she received during the US Open final, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) said on Sunday.
During Saturday’s match, which she lost 6-2 6-4 to Japan’s Naomi Osaka, Williams, was handed a coaching violation and a point penalty for breaking her racquet before a heated argument with umpire Carlos Ramos ended with her losing a game.
The tournament referee’s office fined the former world number one $10,000 for the “verbal abuse” of Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 for smashing her racket.
Williams, who was seeking a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam singles title on Saturday, vigorously disputed each of the violations during the match.
She demanded Ramos apologize for handing her a coaching violation and later called the umpire a “thief” for giving her a point penalty.
In Mixed doubles, the British and American pair of Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands lifted the title defeating pair of Croatia and Poland Nikola Mektic and Alicja Rosolska 2-6, 6-3, 11-9. In the men’s singles final, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic will clash with third-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina sunday.