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Naomi Osaka becomes First Japanese Woman & First Haitian to win US Open after beating idol Serena Williams

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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: Naomi Osaka of Japan poses with the championship trophy after winning the Women’s Singles finals match against Serena Williams of the United States on Day Thirteen of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka has become the first Japanese woman and also first Haitan to win the US Open after beating her idol Serena Williams.

Osaka won the match in straight sets, beating Serena 6-2, 6-4.

Osaka’s first US Open win was, however, marred by controversy after Serena protested being penalized by the umpire.

First, she had been issued a warning after her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, gestured to her. She told the umpire, Carlos Ramos, she “never cheats.”

A few games later, she got a point penalty after breaking her racket. She then called the umpire “a thief,” claiming he stole a point from her, and was given a game penalty afterward.

Serena called the game referee and supervisor, saying the penalty was not fair. She said:

There are men out here that do a lot worse, but because I’m a woman, because I’m a woman you’re going to take this away from me? That is not right.

Serena, after the match, urged the crowd to celebrate Osaka’s win as she played well.

Photo Credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images

9 Comments

  1. Lilo

    September 9, 2018 at 4:20 am

    How is she a Japanese woman when her mom is Japanese and her dad Haitian? Mschewwwwwe

    • M

      September 9, 2018 at 8:21 am

      How is she NOT a Japanese woman when her mom is Japanese and her dad Haitian?

    • Anon

      September 9, 2018 at 10:30 am

      Her father chose the Japanese Tennis Association over the US Tennis Association because of the funding she would get. She took on her mother’s surname to blend better when she lived in Japan before she moved to the States. It’s all paid off now, I guess and she will blow up from here. She reps both anyway. Isn’t she American too? ?

    • Anon

      September 9, 2018 at 10:30 am

      Comment awaiting moderation forever!

  2. Sheikha

    September 9, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Her Mom is Haiti while her Dad is Japanese.

  3. Sheikha

    September 9, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Her Mom is Japanese and Dad Haiti. She choose to play for Japanese.

  4. Sheikha

    September 9, 2018 at 8:27 am

    I mean she chose to play for Japan.

  5. Anon

    September 9, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Congrats to Naomi Ōsaka.

  6. andtherewasone

    September 9, 2018 at 10:14 am

    How is she not Nigerian when her full name is naomisola osakaduwa

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