With just some months above a year after her well publicized child birth, nobody expected Serena Williams to come back so quickly and sharp, at the same time.
Despite her good displays so far this year, she has lost two Grand Slam finals, first to Angelique Kerber in Wimbledon, and now, Naomi Osaka in front of her home fans at the Flushing Meadows.
Tempers were let loose at the final featuring the young Osaka and arguably the greatest female tennis player of all time, Serena.
Young Osaka was riding high and did not disappoint herself and fans as she stood toe to toe against the spirited Serena.
Serena used abusive words towards umpire, Carlos Ramos after the umpire made her lose a racquet for coaching.
She was accused of seeing gestures from coach, Tim Moutrouglou.
This had set raging Serena further on fire as she lost a game to the young Japanese who was only living her dream in her first ever Grandslam final.
Osaka was a subject of boos from the American home crowd in a largely unsportsmanlike show by Serena’s fans.
The Japanese girl burst into tears as she received her prize in an atypically unceremonious way- deprived of the buzz of a Grandslam victory.
Serena soon spoke to her fans to let young Osaka enjoy her deserved victory.
The mother of one accused the umpire, Ramos of being sexist saying he had never let a male player lose play for being called a ‘thief’.
Serena had earlier labelled the umpire a ‘thief’ in the game.
Osaka defeated Serena in two sets, 6-4, 6-2.