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09/09/2018 2:12 PM IST | Updated 09/09/2018 2:12 PM IST

Japan's Naomi Osaka Defeats Serena Williams In Controversial US Open Final

Naomi Osaka becomes Japan’s first Grand Slam singles champion after she thumps Serena Williams 6-2 6-4 in a controversial U.S. Open final.

Naomi Osaka of Japan (left) cries as Serena Williams of the USA comforts her after the crowd booed during the trophy ceremony following the women's final on day thirteen of the 2018 U.S. Open.
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Naomi Osaka of Japan (left) cries as Serena Williams of the USA comforts her after the crowd booed during the trophy ceremony following the women's final on day thirteen of the 2018 U.S. Open.

Tears, angry accusations and a code violation that will live in infamy.

The U.S. Open Women's final ended in chaos Saturday after Serena Williams suffered a mesmerizing meltdown on the court.

Instead, 20-year-old Naomi Osaka clinched the title, becoming Japan's first Grand Slam singles champion.

But her victory was overshadowed by a bizarre spat between Williams and an official.

Osaka was in control of the match after taking the first set and that's when umpire Carlos Ramos sent Williams into a rage, after accusing her of receiving instructions from her coach, which isn't allowed.

He handed her a code violation.

That sent Williams off into a string of bad behavior, she was later slapped a point penalty for smashing her racket, then a game penalty after she started accusing Ramos of being a liar.

This isn't the first time Williams has suffered a meltdown at the U.S. open.

She had an angry outburst against a lineswoman during a semi-final match nine years ago, resulting in an initial fine of over 10 thousand dollars, then an additional one for about 164 thousand.

"I just really wanted to apologize sincerely, because I'm a very prideful person and I'm a very intense person and a very emotional person."

She could face further sanctions for her actions on Saturday.

The Women's Tennis Association says they're looking into the incident.