Serena Williams' US Open Final Meltdown: Who's Saying What On Twitter

Updated: 09 September 2018 10:06 IST

Serena Williams could face further sanctions for her actions in US Open final, the WTA issuing a statement that they will be looking into the incident.

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Serena Williams accused the chair umpire of being "a liar" and "a thief for stealing a point from me". © Reuters

The US Open 2018 final between Serena Williams vs Naomi Osaka snowballed into a huge controversy with the American superstar suffering a mesmerising meltdown after being handed a code violation. It was drama-filled conclusion to a final that was rich with storylines but will now go down as one of the most controversial Grand Slam finals of all time. The chaotic finish filled with screaming, tears and jeers cast a cloud over what should have been Osaka's shining moment. Serena Williams angrily imploded, calling the chair umpire in the US Open final "a thief".

Despite the chaos taking place around her, Osaka kept her cool to triumph 6-2, 6-4 and become the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title.

Serena Williams, seeking a first Grand Slam title since the birth of her daughter Olympia on September 1 2017, was denied a 24th Grand Slam title that would have matched Margaret Court's all-time record.

Former and current players, fans and other well-known personalities took to Twitter to have their say on Serena's meltdown. Here are some of those tweets:

Serena Williams could face further sanctions for her actions during the final against Osaka. The WTA (Women's Tennis Association) issuing a statement that they will be looking into the incident.

"There are matters that need to be looked into that took place during the match," said the WTA. "For tonight, it is time to celebrate these two amazing players, both of whom have great integrity."

(With Reuters Inputs)

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Highlights
  • Serena Williams suffers meltdown in US Open final
  • Serena accused the chair umpire of being "a liar" and "a thief"
  • Serena angrily imploded after being handed a code violation
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