Serena stated she was happy with me – Osaka

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13 Sep 2018, 10:32 IST
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Serena Williams congratulates Naomi Osaka on her win

Naomi Osaka revealed Serena Williams informed her she was happy with her after she claimed the US Open title.

Osaka, 20, grew to become the primary Japanese participant to win a grand slam along with her 6-2 6-Four win over her idol Williams within the remaining on Saturday.

Nonetheless, her success was overshadowed by controversy surrounding Williams, who was handed three code violations by Carlos Ramos earlier than accusing the umpire of sexism.

The Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd booed in the course of the trophy presentation, dampening Osaka’s second.

Talking on Wednesday, Osaka stated she was not sure simply why the group had been booing on the time, however Williams had some sort phrases for the champion.

“She stated, like, she was happy with me and that I ought to know that the group wasn’t booing at me,” Osaka informed The Ellen DeGeneres Present. “So I used to be actually completely happy that she stated that.

“On the time, I did sort of assume they had been booing at me ‘trigger I could not inform what was occurring as a result of it was simply so loud in there, so it was a bit of bit irritating.”

As Williams fell aside, Osaka confirmed maturity by staying cool to shut out her first maiden title.

Osaka stated she was taught as a teenager to disregard the opposite facet of the courtroom.

“You are informed to simply flip round and attempt to focus so I attempted to try this,” she stated. “However in my thoughts, I actually wished to know what was occurring.”

 

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