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Naomi Osaka knocks off Serena Williams for U.S. Open title

Naomi Osaka knocks off Serena Williams for U.S. Open title

She later insisted that Ramos would "never, ever be on another court of mine as long as you live..."

After being broken by Osaka in the second set, Williams smashed her racquet and earned herself a second code violation and a point penalty.

The game penalty came as a culmination of an on-going argument between Williams and Ramos.

But Osaka - who displayed not only a stellar game but remarkable poise throughout - held serve to seal a historic win for her country.

"It doesn't really feel that real right now".

"When I step onto the court, I feel like a different person, right?"

"I felt like I had to focus".

"He took a point from me after he alleged I was cheating, and I wasn't cheating".

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Serena Williams' hopes of winning a 24th grand slam title were dashed after extraordinary scenes at the US Open. Later, at the trophy ceremony, waves of boos erupted and 20-year-old Osaka quickly pulled down her visor and wept. Williams denied the accusation and could be heard repeatedly demanding an apology from Ramos.

The money comes out of the $1.85 million prize money as the runner-up. She asked fans not to boo and let Osaka enjoy the moment, calling her "a true champion".

Osaka, playing against her hero, managed to keep her calm to see out the victory. "I just want to say thank you for watching the match".

Williams took it up with tournament referee Brian Earley and called the penalties unfair: "This has happened to me too many times".

After a confident hold punctuated by a 106 miles per hour ace Osaka broke again to lead 4-1, silencing the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd.

The tennis professional said to the umpire that she "doesn't cheat to win", and would rather lose than win dishonestly.

Here's what Mouratoglou said after the match about the double standard he and Williams believe she is held to.

Ramos, the chair umpire, has a history of being a stickler.

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Williams isn't anxious that their only prior meeting, at Miami in March, was a victory for Osaka. On Saturday , Williams will play Naomi Osaka , the 20-seed and a rising star from Japan .

"They're going to be allowed to do that because of today", she said. "When do we decide that this should never happen again?" That drew a second code violation - and, automatically, cost Williams a point. But as you'll see, Williams was the architect of her own demise... An umpire with a reputation for being strict but fair, he gave Williams three code violations in the second set, each of them a correct decision on its own terms.

"I'm not a cheater".

As a tense audience celebrated and jeered at Osaka's win, both women were wiping away their tears when Williams whispered something to Osaka and then embraced her.

"You're attacking my character", she fumed after the chair umpire Carlos Ramos docked her a point.

"It was always my dream to play Serena in the U.S. Open finals..."

Meanwhile there has been further debate over Williams' charge that she had been a victim of sexism from the chair.

"That's another place where Ramos could've inserted himself and said, 'This is not about you, this is all on your coach up there...that was my way of telling him to be quiet.' Ramos didn't handle some of those conversations very well".

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