Last month, Naomi Osaka won the US Open but believes it was a “bittersweet” moment and “not the happiest memory” following Serena Williams’ on-court outbursts. The Japanese won the first ever Grand Slam for the country by defeating the American 6-2 6-4.
However, the final clash was overshadowed asWilliams called umpire Carlos Ramos a “thief” and later accused him of sexism. Osaka said: “There’s a lot of stuff I want to say about how I felt. For me, I don’t know, I don’t know, the memory of the US Open is a little bit bittersweet.”
Although, the 20-year-old winner has always refused to point the finger at Williams but said she had immediately wanted to “move on” following her win in New York.
She said: “Right after, the day after, I really didn’t want to think about it because it wasn’t necessarily the happiest memory for me. I just sort of wanted to move on at that point. Of course I’m happy that I won a Grand Slam, I don’t think there’s anything that can take away from that, but I feel like it was so strange, I didn’t just want to think about it. I wanted to just push it to the side.”
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