Osaka wins as Williams calls umpire 'thief'

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bbc.comSerena Williams broke down in tears after she was docked a game in the final set of a dramatic US Open final which she lost 6-2 6-4 to Naomi Osaka.Williams, 36, was given a third code violation by umpire Carlos Ramos after calling him a "thief", leading to the penalty which gave Osaka a 5-3 lead.Osaka, 20, maintained her focus to become the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam.
Williams refused to shake hands with Ramos after the match.The American graciously congratulated Osaka at the net after the 20th seed completed an extraordinary victory and, although Williams' behaviour will grab the attention, nothing should detract from a classy and composed display from Osaka."I'm sorry it had to end like this," a crying Osaka said.
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That led to Ramos docking her the next game - leaving Osaka just one more away from victory at 5-3 up.Boos continued to rain down, generating incredible noise, as Williams refused to take to the court and demanded an intervention from the tournament referee.Eventually she returned to the baseline, serving out a game to love before Osaka showed remarkable focus to hold the final game for her first Grand Slam win.More to follow.
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