Naomi Osaka was a few months old when Serena Williams won her first major title but today, 20 year old Naomi Osaka defeated her 36 year old idol to wi
Naomi Osaka was a few months old when Serena Williams won her first major title but today, 20 year old Naomi Osaka defeated her 36 year old idol to win the Grand Slam title at the US Open, making her the first Haitian-Japanese to win a grand slam title. Osaka finished the match by holding her serve, having out-played Williams and completed a fine set of wins over the two-week tournament.
After the match, Williams waited on court for the presentation ceremony. As she received her runner-up plate, Williams asked the crowd to stop booing and complimented Osaka on her win. “She played well … This is her first Grand Slam,” Williams said. “I know you guys were here rooting, but let’s make this the best moment we can. Let’s give everyone the credit where credit is due. Let’s not boo any more. Congratulations Naomi.”
Osaka was visibly upset saying, “I know everyone was cheering for her and I’m sorry it had to end like this,” she told the crowd. “It was always my dream to play Serena in the US Open finals,” she said. “I’m really grateful I was able to play with you,” she told Williams.