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Matthew Henry and Emma Sanders

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    Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams

    Well that was... errrrr... busy.

    Naomi Osaka is the US Open champion. Japan's first Grand Slam winner.

    But that is only half the story.

    This match will be remembered for Serena Williams' outbursts. She was given a violation for coaching, racquet abuse and verbal abuse to the umpire. She was docked a point and a game. She called the umpire a "thief".

    For full details click here.

    I'm going for a lie down.

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    Wow. Just wow. This is going to go on and on and on.

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    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Flushing Meadows

    Extraordinary end to the press conference as Williams starts to get emotional after insinuating it was sexist behaviour from Carlos Ramos.

    “I’ve seen other men call other men other things. It made me feel it was a sexist remark. He’s never taken a game from a man for being called a thief.”

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    Serena Williams

    Here's a reminder of what happened between Serena Williams and the umpire during the match.

    • First Serena Williams was given a code violation for coaching when her coach Patrick Mouratoglou appeared to make a gesture to her.
    • Serena argued with the umpire saying "I don't cheat" and then the game resumed.
    • A few games later Serena Williams smashed her racquet after losing a game. She was given a violation. This one meant Osaka was awarded a point.
    • Serena then argued with the umpire again. She said "you owe me an apology" among other things.
    • Serena argued again and called umpire Carlos Ramos a "thief".
    • As a result Ramos gave Serena another violation for verbal abuse. This meant Osaka was awarded a game.
    • Serena then called for the tournament referee and was crying on court.
    • No further action was taken by the referee and two games later Osaka sealed the win.
  5. Williams press conference updates

    Did the umpire play a part in you losing?

    “I don’t know. She was playing really well and I had to change a lot. Hard to say that I wouldn’t have got a new level.”

  6. Williams press conference updates

    More from Williams on coaching violation:

    "I was on the far end so I am not sure. I want to clarify for myself what he (her coach) was talking about. I wasn't being coached. After that, I didn't even look at my box any more."

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    We're being shown the images of Patrick Mouratoglou's hand gesture again and again on TV.

    He seems to be signalling that Serena should move further up into the court.

    Serena is still saying in the press conference that she was not coached. Mouratoglou has admitted doing so on TV.

  8. Williams press conference updates

    Any previous with umpire Ramos? “Not at all.”

    On why she called Ramos a thief? “Because he took a point from me and alleged I was cheating. I’d rather lose. I don’t need to cheat to win.”

  9. Williams press conference updates

    On Mouratoglou saying he had coached Serena: “I literally just heard this. What’s he talking about? We don’t have signals. I’m trying to figure out why he would say that. I want to clarify myself what he said. I wasn’t being coached.”

    Serena Williams
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    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Flushing Meadows

    Never seen a press conference so packed. Serena is here.

    Every seat taken in the main interview room, journalists and photographers are stood in every available space.

    “I don’t know how I’m feeling yet,” she said. “I’m trying to stay positive.”

    “Maybe the mom in me said we have to pull ourselves together.”

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    Serena Williams' press conference is now under way. We'll bring you updates.

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    Regardless of where you stand on Williams' conduct and the umpire's decisions, this is surely the biggest shame.

    Naomi Osaka had just won her first Grand Slam and this was her during the presentation ceremony.

    Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams
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    Kriss Jefferson: You’ve got to say Williams is a true champion, and even one of the greatest of all times, that she can be so gracious in defeat, while at the same time being so incredible as to get to 2 grand slam finals this year is the marks of a legend!

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    2-6 1-0* (15-40) Violation for coaching.

    2-6 *3-1 (30-40) - is broken by Osaka then breaks racquet - given a warning.

    2-6 3-4* - Osaka breaks again. Serena given game penalty for verbal abuse.

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    The issue intensified when Serena was given another violation for racquet abuse.

    After this a point was awarded to Osaka.

    Williams continued to argue at the following change of ends and eventually Osaka was awarded a game when Williams called the umpire a "thief" and a "liar" for "taking a point" from her.

    Serena Williams
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    Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglouto reportedly told ESPN: "I was coaching but I don't think she looked at me. Her coach [Sascha Bajin] was coaching the whole time, too. Everyone is doing it 100% of the time. It is not a big deal breaking a racquet. She will struggle to get back from this."

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    Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou has reportedly admitted to ESPN that he was coaching on court.

    That was what started the whole situation.

    That was when Serena Williams received her first violation in the match.