US Open 2018: All of 20, Naomi Osaka shocked the tennis world as she beat legendary Serena Williams to win her maiden Grand Slam at the Flushing Meadows. The Japanese sensation thumped local-favourite and former World No 1 in straights sets 6-2, 6-4.
But, Serena, the six-time US Open Champion got bashed on Twitter by cricketer AB de Villiers for robbing Naomi from her moment of glory. De Villiers took to Twitter and his post read, “No one deserves to win your 1st major with the sound of booing around! Serena should have handled the situation better. Give the young girl her moment in the spotlight. All professional athletes have moments where we feel hard done by, u keep your head down & try to fight it out.”
Earlier, Serena lashed out on chair umpire Carlos Ramos, who asked Serena not to take coaching from the outside and she did not adhere by that and got into a verbal tussle with him. The former world number one Serena Williams has come out in open to slam the chair umpire Carlos Ramos and said she did not cheat in the women’s singles final against Naomi Osaka on Saturday.
During the action in the second set, when a second code violation for racquet abuse was handed out to Serena – along with a point penalty – the American tennis ace exploded. She tearfully accused the umpire of being a “thief” and angrily demanded an apology from the official.
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“You’re attacking my character,” Williams said.