Naomi Osaka won her first career Grand Slam title on Saturday night, defeating Serena Williams in the US Open Final.
But it wasn’t so much Osaka’s win that was the headline as it was Serena’s loss — and the tantrum that came with it.
Williams was given a “coaching” violation for receiving help from the stands and then lost a point for slamming her racquet in frustration. And then she forfeited a game for “verbal abuse” of the chair umpire after she called him a thief.
You can watch the whole outburst BELOW:
Naomi Osaka becomes the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam after she defeated Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 in the final of the 2018 US Open but the match will be remembered for the emotional exchanges between Williams and umpire Carlos Ramos, who handed her three violations, including a game penalty.
After the match, Williams said there was a double-standard for men and women and that a male tennis player would not have penalized like that. Is that true? Was it about race? Something else.
We’ll discuss today on ‘The Huddle’ from 3-6 PM.