Controversy has struck at this year's US Open. Naomi Osaka won her first Grand Slam title, defeating Serena Williams in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4. However, after an incredibly strong first set from the 20-year-old, Williams received three code violations from umpire Carlos Ramos in the middle of the second set.

First, her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, was seen coaching her from the stands. The former world No. 1 proceeded to smash her racquet leading to a point deduction. Finally, she berated Ramos by calling him a "thief" and demanding an apology before receiving her third violation and a game deduction, setting Osaka up with a 5-3 lead.




Osaka went on to take the title, but her victory may be overshadowed by the drama on court. Williams called Ramos "sexist" believing that if "a man had done the same thing there would be no repercussions." She then accused the umpire of calling her a cheater, saying "I have never cheated and you owe me an apology."

Many are on her side, including Billie Jean King.






There are others that believe the three violations were completely justified, and that, even without them, Osaka would have won anyway.







Tennis Channel had a lot to say when all was said and done about the controversy, sure, but also about Osaka's play:

In the end, it's the score that matters, and Osaka not only won her first Grand Slam title, but also became the first Japanese player to ever win a Major. Despite the tears, all that matters in the history books is that she won.



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