Naomi Osaka won her first grand slam title by defeating Serena Williams in a game filled with controversies.

Serena’s argument with umpire Carlos Ramos which escalated cast a shadow over the match. Williams was upset when she was given a coaching violation early in the second set after a hand gesture from her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou.

She was then docked a point for a second violation when she smashed her racket after dropping serve at 3-3. Continuing her argument with Ramos, Williams accused him of being a thief for taking a point away from her.
Ramos gave her a third violation,resulting  in a game penalty, putting Osaka 5-3 ahead. A tearful Williams argued her case with tournament officials but, although she held serve in the next game, Osaka served out the victory 6-2 6-4.

After Osaka hit the final serve, Williams warmly embraced her younger opponent, who grew up idolising her.