Highlights Of The Match Between Serena Williams vs Naomi Osaka, US Open Final 2018 at the Arthur Ashe stadium

03:25 IST: We leave you with all the highlights from the match here. Catch us for all the live action from the men’s singles final tomorrow. Until then, it’s goodbye! 

03:25 IST: Naomi Osaka has all the reason to celebrate tonight! She has stunned the 23-time Grand Slam Champion at the age of 20.

03:12 IST: The 20-year-old Naomi Osaka from Japan is the women’s singles US Open Champion. She becomes the first from her country to achieve this feat! Osaka has defeated Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 in straight games to clinch her first-ever Grand Slam title. 

03:10 IST: Brilliant serve from Naomi Osaka she extends her lead to 40-15. And she has won it! What a moment. 

03:09 IST: Naomi Osaka to serve. She takes an initial 15-love lead. Serena Williams makes an unforced error to allow Osaka extend her lead to 30-15. 

03:05 IST: Serena Williams to serve. She takes back-to-back points to take an initial 40-love lead. And she closes the set to cut short Naomi Osaka’s lead to 4-5.  

03:01 IST: Serena Williams has been given a game penalty by the chair umpire! She is continuously asking him to apologise to her. “And I can understand where you may have thought that, but just know that I never cheat,” Serena Williams tells the chair umpire as she has been reduced to tears here.  

02:59 IST: Break for Naomi Osaka, she has taken a 4-3 lead in the second set. 

02:58 IST: Serena Williams makes an unforced error, makes it 30-all. 

02:57 IST: Naomi Osaka comes from behind to level the second set 3-all. Serena Williams failed to clinch a single point in that particular game. Serena Williams to serve the next game. 

02:51 IST: Fifth double fault for Serena Williams, rare for someone of her stature. Osaka has taken a 40-30 lead and she will take the game. Serena Williams lead has been cut short to 3-2 now. 

02:50 IST: Serena Williams gets the break, she leads 3-1 in the second set and the crowd is going absolutely berserk about it. 

02:45 IST: Deuce! 40-all for both Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams. 

02:43 IST: Love-30, Serena Williams leads the game before Naomi Osaka plays a brilliant serve, way away from William’s reach to make it 15-30. 

02:39 IST: Serena Williams pulls out a perfect drop shot to take advantage! She holds on to it to take a 2-1 lead in the second set. Are we looking for a three-set thriller here? 

02:38 IST: Deuce, Serena Williams to serve. 

02:37 IST: Long rally, but Naomi Osaka makes a brilliant return pass, way out of reach for Serena Williams as the Japanese takes a 40-30 lead. 

02:35 IST: Serena Williams to serve. Unforced error from Naomi Osaka as she hits the net, Serena Williams will take a 30-15 lead. 

02:34 IST: Naomi Osaka walks inside the court plays a little chip over the net but Serena Williams is fast to judge as she takes a point to make it 1-all in the second game. 

02:32 IST: Unforced error from Serena Williams, allows Naomi Osaka take a 40-15 lead in the second game. 

02:30 IST: Serena Williams takes the first game in the second set 1-0. 

02:27 IST: Forced errors during the first set

Serena Williams 13

Naomi Osaka 7

02:25 IST: What a start! Naomi Osaka takes the first set 6-2. Brilliant shots from her forehand, services which well and truly outplayed Serena Williams were the highlights of the opening set. 

02:24 IST: Naomi Osaka plays the shot wide, Serena Williams fails to return the shot successfully. Osaka leads 40-15.  

02:22 IST: Half an hour on the clock, as Serena Williams takes only her second game to make it 2-5. Still in favour of Naomi Osaka in the first set. 

02:18 IST: Advantage Naomi Osaka! She makes a brilliant serve, holds on to her nerve as Serena Williams make an unforced error to hand her counter-part a 5-1 lead. 

02:17 IST: Advantage Serena Williams! But she makes an unforced error to make it 40-all. 

02:16 IST: Excellent serve from Naomi Osaka, she makes it 40-all. 

02:13 IST: Naomi Osaka to serve, she makes an unforced error. Serena Williams take a 15-love lead. 

02:11 IST: Double fault from Serena Williams! Third time for Serena Williams in the match already. Easy pickings for Naomi Osaka, it’s a double break for the Japanese youngster, she has extended her lead to 4-1 in the first set. 

02:09 IST: Consecutive service points for Serena Williams she has take a 30-love lead now. 

02:08 IST: Strong service from Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams remains stunned! Naomi Osaka leads 3-1 in the first set. 

02:06 IST: Unforced error from Serena Williams, she hits the net again. Which means Naomi Osaka will take a 30-15 lead now. The Japanese has got an excellent start. 

02:04 IST: What a start for Naomi Osaka! She has come from behind to take a 2-1 lead against Serena Williams in the first set. 

02:03 IST: Brilliant long rally! Naomi Osaka manages to win a point at the end. She takes a 30-15 lead now. 

02:02 IST: First set record for Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka:

02:00 IST: Naomi Osaka wins the game, we are tied at 1-all now in the first set. 

01:59 IST: Unforced error from Serena Williams, will allow Naomi Osaka to return into the game, it’s 30-all now. 

01:58 IST: Break point for Serena Williams, she leads 30-love in the second game. 

01:56 IST: Serena Williams takes the first game, after trailing love-30 in the first game. Naomi Osaka to serve now. 

01:55 IST: Deuce! Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka tied at 40-all in the first game. 

01:53 IST: Break point for Naomi Osaka she takes a 30-love lead early in the first game before Serena Williams returns to make it 30-all. 

01:50 IST: Serena Williams starts the women’s single final with back-to-back foul service.

01:41 IST: First-ever Japanese women’s tennis player to reach a Grand Slam final Naomi Osaka has taken the centre court.

Representing the United States, 23-time major title holder Serena Williams follows her on the way to take the centre stage as a large roar erupts for both the players.  

01:40 IST: Former American tennis star Billie Jean King is in the house! She had won the US Open title 5 times herself. 

12:50 IST: What a dream run! 20-year-old Naomi Osaka from Japan featuring in her first-ever Grand Slam final has taken the centre court early for warm-up.

12:47 IST: Naomi Osaka’s road to the final:

12:45 IST: Serena Williams road to the final:

12:40 IST: A look at Naomi Osaka’s best finishes at the Grand Slams:

Australian Open fourth round (2018)

French Open third round (2016, 2018)

Wimbledon third round (2017, 2018)

12:35 IST: Quick stats on Serena Williams:

Serena Williams has won the Grand Slam singles title 23 times. 

Australian Open (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2017)

French Open (2002, 2013, 2015)

Wimbledon (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016)

US Open (1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014)

12:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the live commentary from the US Open women’s singles final match between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka. 

And she will against Williams, who is vintage form as she chases her first Grand Slam title since the birth of her daughter Olympia on September 1 2017.

One year ago at this time, Williams was in the midst of four post-natal surgeries.

After coming tantalizingly close to equalling Australian Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles with a runner-up finish at Wimbledon, Williams says the milestone isn’t her main focus.

With a seventh US Open title to go with those she won in 1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014 she can break out of a tie with Chris Evert for the most ever.

Williams says it’s hard to gauge just how close she is to her dominant best, but there’s no question she’s playing far and away above her number 26 world ranking and even the 17th seeding granted by US Open officials.

She leads the tournament with 64 aces and has been broken just six times in six matches while Osaka has dropped her serve just four times.



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