The finals of the US Open 2018, turned out to be quite a sad one for both Japan’s Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams. The Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York was filled up with boos from the audiences after Naomi Osaka defeated Serena Williams by 6-2, 6-4. Reason for boos from the audiences? The chair umpire handed the American a series of penalties for and the US Open 2018 turned out to be the most controversial finals of all times. Serena Williams seals her spot into the US Open 2018 finals
So here’s what happened exactly! The Japanese tennis ace got off to a flying start and had almost outplayed Serena Williams. While Serena was trying to make a comeback into the game, her coach was allegedly seen making hand signals which is not allowed and is labelled as a code of violation. The chair umpire Carlos Ramos warned her for the same. Upset by the same, the 36-year-old smashed her racquet on the court, which resulted in another violation.
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By now, Serena’s anger knew no bounds and she got off into a verbal spat with Ramos and called him a thief. She even demanded an apology from Ramos. Eventually, the American was handed a full game penalty. Watch the video here.
The US Open officials even came to calm her down and the match resumed. But Williams surrendered in the second set and the match went to the 20-year-old Japanese Naomi Osaka. The post-match ceremony featured both the players in a very gloomy mood as the Serena was clearly the crowd’s favourite. However, the 36-year-old won hearts by asking the crowd to stop booing and giving Naomi the credit for winning the game.