Naomi Osaka suffers the agony of victory over idol Serena Williams.
Osaka wins her first Grand Slam while Williams loses a point, a game and her composure in a match that left no one feeling like a champion.
She scored the biggest win of her career, becoming the first Japanese player ever to win a Grand Slam title by beating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 at the US Open on Saturday afternoon.
In doing so, she cemented her status as the future of women’s tennis, but she did it while enduring the deafening boos from a crowd disappointed in the way the game was officiated.
As a result, Williams, 36, ended up switching from competitor mode to that of a mother, consoling the 20-year-old as she wept.
It was an ugly win, and during her postmatch interview, Williams took to the mic to calm a loud, angry, booing crowd.