Osaka makes history after Serena umpire row

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Ice-cool Osaka triumphed 6-2 6-4 at Flushing Meadows to become Japan's first grand slam singles champion, yet that immense achievement was overshadowed by sensational scenes of anger on the other side of the net.

Six-time US Open winner Williams, who remains one short of Margaret Court's record haul of 24 Major singles titles, was initially disgusted after receiving a coaching violation from the umpire during the first set.

Williams was later handed a point penalty for smashing her racquet in set two and was then docked a game after continuing her protests at Ramos, seemingly calling the official a "thief".

To her immense credit, Osaka held her nerve among the chaos to claim victory, after Williams had remonstrated emotionally with the tournament referee, insisting she had been unfairly treated.