Japan’s Naomi Osaka broke American hearts as she soundly defeated home favourite Serena Williams. Osaka defeated the former World number 1 in straight sets in the final of the US Open. The final score read 6-2, 6-4 in the 20th seed’s favour.
This is Osaka’s maiden Grand Slam title and Twitter was already gushing about the 20-year old
Spare a thought for Naomi Osaka. Playing her hero, trying to win a first Slam, caught in the middle of all this.
— David Law (@DavidLawTennis) September 8, 2018
Naomi Osaka is a slam champion. I just adore her.
— Sarita Dawn (@TennisCoconut) September 8, 2018
— winniesays (@iwannabadorg) September 8, 2018
It’s usually very easy for me to stay positive but what just happened during this @usopen Ladies Finals makes it very hard for me to stay positive. @serenawilliams your speech showed just how classy you are and why you are a legend! Congrats @Naomi_Osaka_ you’ll win many more?
— Shaun T (@ShaunT) September 8, 2018
@Naomi_Osaka_ Congratulations! You are a force, be proud of your performance and composure in todays WIN!!! You rock Naomi!!
— placesonamap (@nilemueller) September 8, 2018
#USOpen2018, Not the way we expected it to end but Osaka, you deserved it all through the game. Take a bow for your play! Carlos Ramos you did what you had to, there is no pressure of any player no matter you are Serena.
— Prince Tyagi (@princeatwork00) September 8, 2018
— Grey (@detective_ncpd) September 8, 2018
Congratulations and thanks this amazing game @Naomi_Osaka_ ???Always keep your cool and respectful stand?✌️
— Rorschach (@sapho73) September 8, 2018
— Mary Pepa (@Jacquelintje) September 8, 2018
Naomi Osaka…Get use to THAT name sports fans…She’s here to STAY…Only 20…WOW
— Mychal Thompson (@champagnennuts) September 8, 2018