Naomi Osaka has revealed what Serena Williams whispered to her during the presentation ceremony in the USA. UU Open last week (in the photo)
Naomi Osaka revealed that she had no idea what was going on between Serena Williams and the referee in her grand final at the US Open on Saturday.
Osaka, 20, told The Ellen Show that he was taught not to pay attention if his opponent got angry, so he could stay focused.
"I was looking the other way, but I heard a lot of people in the crowd making noises, and I really wanted to turn around, but I did not," he said.
He revealed that, despite having defeated the former world champion, Williams hastened to comfort her amid the mockery of the crowd echoing in the arena while receiving his trophy.
& # 39;[Williams] She said she was proud of me, and that I should know that the crowd is not booing me, "Osaka said.
"I was really happy that she said that."
The Japanese player said she believed the mockery was directed against her, and began to feel a bit overwhelmed by the situation, as she had overlooked Williams' argument with the referee.
Williams received a fine of $ 17,000 after losing a point and a game for several code violations.
She erupted for the first time to referee Carlos Ramos after receiving a code violation for training, after her coach Patrick Mouratoglou was seen giving hand signals in the first set, which is against the rules.
In the second set, she hit her racket on the floor when she broke 3-2, after which she received a penalty of points.
She repeatedly insulted the referee, calling him a liar and a thief and demanding an apology for his cheating violation, which led him to issue a third code violation, which saw a game bestowed on Osaka.
At this point, the score was 3-5 and Williams could not recover, and Osaka won the game.
The Japanese player won $ 3.8 million, and told Ellen that although she did not have a car, she would rather spend the prize money on her parents.
Serena Williams erupted in US Women's final referee Carlos Ramos during Saturday's final, but her opponent Naomi Osaka says she did not hear any of that
Williams (left) lost a game and a point through a multitude of code violations, allowing Naomi Osaka (right) to draw her first grand slam with ease.