Williams, who beat the Japanese told about the attitude to the opponent after a tantrum


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The Japanese player, Naomi Osaka has stated that not changing your relationship to Serena Williams, who threw a tantrum in the final of the US Open. Words athletes are on the Women’s tennis Association (WTA).

“As a child I decided that I wanted to be like her. This match doesn’t change anything, I always love going to think about Serena. She was very nice to me after the match on the court and on the podium,” said Osaka. The Japanese noted that he understood the desire of the Williams to win a record 24th “Grand slam”.

“I’m not a fan of Serena. I’m just a tennis player playing in another tennis. But when she hugged me after the match, I felt like a little kid,” — said the tennis player.

The final of the US Open ended with the victory of Osaka with the score 6:2, 6:4. In the second set, Williams came into conflict with the chair umpire, who punished her for tips from the coach. American claimed that he never violated the rules. Later she started to talk with the judge and gained access to the court of the chief referee of the competitions and was punished with two penalties, games. The audience at the awards ceremony whistled than Osaka brought to tears.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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