Williams: Umpire treated her differently than a male player

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When she realized that the next game had started with Osaka ahead 15-love, Williams told Ramos he should have retracted the initial warning for coaching.

Osaka and Keys, last year's beaten finalist, are both players built in the same power mould as Williams but the most impressive thing about Osaka's performance was the rest of her game and especially the poise she showed to save all 13 break points she faced. But. that's when chair umpire Carlos Ramos noticed Williams's coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, making gestures toward his player.

Williams lost to Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon, but has hit a higher level in NY, her latest outstanding display leading to a 6-3 6-0 victory over Sevastova. "I'd rather lose. Every time I play here I have problems".

Osaka said: "It's really cool that I was able to play her so early". "What the chair umpire did - even if there are people who might be listening and saying "oh Serena went too far"- what he did was he took control away from the players".

Asked if the umpire had to give her the warning, Williams responded: "No, because I wasn't being coached".

Just seven months and seven tournaments after returning to competition following the birth of her first child, Serena was back at her ruthless best and needed just 66 minutes to beat the 19th seeded Latvian and reach her 31st Grand Slam final. She unwrapped a new racket and then took the court to argue again some more about coaching.

Osaka - who moved from Japan to NY at the age of 3 - became Japan's first Grand Slam singles champion.

"A year ago I was fighting for my life in the hospital after I had the baby", Serena says in the video.

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Osaka would win on her next service and take home the title.

Serena Williams was upset with her code violation in the women's singles final against Naomi Osaka at the US Open. The U.S. Open final will be a bigger challenge, with Williams back to full health and playing in an event that she's already won six times before.

Two years later, during a final loss to Sam Stosur, Williams called umpire Eva Asderaki "a hater" and "unattractive inside" for calling a hindrance penalty against her and was fined.

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Tournament officials have yet to comment. Murray had three other Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.

"'Naomi is a deserving champion and Serena at all times plays with class and makes us proud".

Serena Williams will be vying for her seventh US Open championship and 24th Grand Slam singles title when she faces 20th-seeded Naomi Osaka of Japan in the women's final on Saturday.

Her remarks in the media conference were echoed by an overwhelming amount of fans on social media, mostly in her favour. The match will largely be remembered for years to come for Williams's kerfuffle, but it was also a momentous milestone for Osaka.