BY ALBERT GIBOSSE – BLUE LABEL WEEKLY MAGAZINE | WEBSITE |
Naomi Osaka successfuupsets Serena Williams to win 2018 U.S. Open, the first major title of the 20-year-old’s career. Naomie Osaka’s 6-2, 6-4 win over Serena Williams was not
the fairy-tale moment anyone expected.
Being one of the most controversial Grand Slam finals in recent years denied Serena Williams’s attempt to tie the record with her 24th major title, was levied a game penalty late in the second set during a stunning display of outrage directed at the match’s umpire.
Naomie Osaka is the first Haitian-Japanese woman to reach a Grand Slam final and to hit a giant like Williams. She showed off stellar defense in returning Williams’s powerful and smart shots.
Most impressive, yet, was Osaka’s fierce reserve in the face of the theatrics that closed the match and a star-studded crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium that was mostly against her.
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