Japan’s Naomi Osaka defeated America’s Serena Williams to win her first Major honour in her first grand slam final.
The 20-year-old produced a hugely impressive display of to win 6-2, 6-4 in what was a highly charged final.
Osaka was awarded a game penalty after Williams called the chief umpire a “thief”.
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Speaking to the crowd at the trophy presentation, Serena said : “I don’t want to be rude. I don’t want to do questions. Naomi played well. This is her first Grand Slam!
“I know you guys were here rooting but lets make this the best moment we can. Lets give everyone the credit where credit is due.” Serena said as the crowd continued to boo.
“Lets not boo anymore. Congratulations Naomi! No more booing! Thank you to my team, you guys are amazing.
“This crowd is the best in the world. Thank you so much. I really hope I can continue to go and play here again. I will see. It has been a tough year for me but thank you so much.
The Japanese was close to tears as she spoke to the crowd before her trophy was presented to her.
“I am going to differ from your question, I am sorry. I know everyone was cheering for her and I am sorry it has to end like this. I just want to say thank you for watching the match.
“My mum sacrificed a lot to me. It means a lot for her to come and watch my matches because she doesn’t normally do that!
“All we are missing is my dad but he doesn’t physically watch my matches – he walks around. So I will see him later!
“It was always my dream to play Serena in the US Open finals so I am really glad I was able to do that. I am really grateful I could play with you. Thank you!”