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Naomi Osaka claims US Open title after Serena Williams meltdown

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By: Reuters | Updated: September 9, 2018 4:15:22 am

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, kisses the trophy after defeating Serena Williams in the women's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament

Naomi Osaka beat Serena Williams in straight sets to win the US Open 2018. (Source: AP)

Naomi Osaka became Japan’s first ever Grand Slam champion after she thumped a raging Serena Williams 6-2 6-4 in a controversial US Open final on Saturday, with the American suffering a meltdown after being handed a game penalty.

With Osaka in control of the match, chair umpire Carlos Ramos sent Williams into a rage when he handed the 23-time Grand Slam champion a game penalty for a string of bad behaviour, including a coaching violation and verbal and racket abuse.

Williams then launched a verbal attack on Ramos, demanding everything from an apology to accusing him of being a thief.

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The game penalty put Osaka 5-3 up in second set and the 20-year-old Japanese kept her cool to pull off a historic win.

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