Naomi Osaka beats Serena Williams to win first Grand Slam title

Naomi Osaka holds the trophy after defeating Serena Williams in the US Open final. (AP)

Naomi Osaka became Japan’s first ever Grand Slam champion after she defeated Serena Williams 6-2 6-4 in a controversial US Open final on Saturday, with the American being handed a game penalty by the umpire.

With Osaka in control of the match, chair umpire Carlos Ramos handed the 23-time Grand Slam champion a game penalty for a string of code violations, including a coaching violation and verbal and racket abuse.

The game penalty put Osaka 5-3 up in second set and the 20-year-old Japanese kept her cool to pull off a historic win.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52