Serena Williams clashed with Ramos, culminating when he docked her a recreation for calling him a “thief.” After the match, whereas Osaka accepted the trophy, boos rang round Arthur Ashe Stadium. Osaka wept.
Each gamers lately have suffered from accidents however stay within the US Open ladies’s singles draw. Osaka, at present the top-ranked participant on the planet, can have the No. 1 seed. Serena Williams is eighth. Venus Williams is unseeded.
In the meantime, Osaka retired throughout her final match, within the quarterfinals of Cincinnati in opposition to American Sofia Kenin, due to a knee damage.
Osaka and Serena Williams have performed as soon as since that notorious match, with the American successful 6-Three, 6-Four within the quarterfinals in Toronto.
Serena Williams, who turns 38 in September, is in search of a report 24th main singles title, tying her with Margaret Court docket for probably the most all time, and her first for the reason that 2017 Australian Open, when she was pregnant. That win got here in opposition to Venus Williams.
Osaka, the primary Japanese participant to win a significant singles title, added a second grand slam trophy earlier this yr when she gained the Australian Open.