Naomi, Novak win US open

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.

US Open Tennis, Novak Djokovic of Serbia won the Men’s singles final. He defeated Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in straight sets. It was Djokovic’s 14th Grand Slam title and the third US Open title.
With this win, he has equalled Pete Sampras’s mark of 14 Grand Slams. He is now just three Slams behind Rafael Nadal and six back from the record 20 held by Roger Federer.
Argentine third seed Del Potro had been seeking first Grand Slam title since 2009. After taking just two points off Del Potro’s first three service games, Djokovic pounced to break for 5-3. He was soon 3-1 up in the second set before Potro carved out his first break point of the match to level at 3-3.
Potro had three more chances in the eighth, all saved by Djokovic in a marathon 20- minute game. The effort took its toll on a suddenly weary-looking Del Potro as a 95- minute set was claimed by Djokovic in the tiebreak. Djokovic sprinted into a 3-1 lead in the third set before a battling Del Potro clung on, hitting back for 3-3.

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