Julian Finney/Getty Images
Winning her first career major didn’t go as Naomi Osaka had always dreamed about, but fortunately, her opponent helped her get through a tough moment.
Osaka defeated Serena Williams in the 2018 U.S. Open final over the weekend to win her first career Grand Slam title, but it was overshadowed by drama between Williams and the chair umpire. Boos poured down from the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd during the trophy ceremony, leaving Osaka in tears. That’s when Williams provided comfort and also told the crowd to show the victor some love.
On Wednesday, Osaka made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and revealed what Williams told her down on the court:
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app. Get the app and get the game.