2. Ser­ena melts down at Open

Central Queensland News - - LIFE TV GUIDE -

THE women’s US Open sin­gles fi­nal this year won’t be re­mem­bered for Naomi Osaka’s his­toric win – in­stead it will be all about Ser­ena Williams’ melt­down. Osaka dom­i­nated the fi­nal, win­ning 6-2 6-4, but it was the sec­ond set that gained all the at­ten­tion. Williams was given a code vi­o­la­tion for be­ing coached from the side­lines, which she de­nied but her coach later ac­cepted was true. It then es­ca­lated to a point penalty for a sec­ond vi­o­la­tion af­ter Williams smashed her racket in the fifth game. Af­ter that, while down 4-3 in the set, Williams un­leashed a tirade of at­tacks on um­pire Car­los Ramos, call­ing him a thief and a liar. She de-

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