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Djokovic captures U.S. Open title for 14th major championship

Naomi Osaka captures the women's title over Serena Williams on Saturday

September 10, 2018 - 8:38 am

For the second time this year, Novak Djokovic is a tennis major champion.

The 31-year-old Djokovic captured his second straight tennis major at the 2018 U.S. Open from Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York. This after capturing the crown at the Wimbledon Championship in London, England nearly two months ago.

Djokovic defeated third-ranked Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro with a three sets win, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3. It is the third U.S. Open title of Djokovic's career, and his 14th overall Grand Slam win.

This win should especially feel good for him as he had to sit out last year’s U.S. Open while undergoing surgery on his right elbow. While del Potro put up a tough fight, the native of Serbia found a way to gut it out in the end.

The story of the weekend, however, from the tournament was on the women’s side, as there was a little bit of drama in the championship match between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka.

Osaka ended up beating Williams in straight sets to claim her first tennis major, and the first major championship by a player from Japan.

However, the night didn't end up being about the 20-year-old champion.

Williams ended up getting a coaching violation when she was accused for receiving in-game coaching by umpire Carl Ramos. Serena ended up getting two more violations for smashing her racket and arguing with Ramos, at one point calling him a “thief” for stealing a point from her.

Osaka finished the match with a victory of 6-2, 6-4.

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