2018 US Open Women's Singles :Naomi Osaka defeated Serena Williams

  • Venue:
  • Flushing Meadows, United States
  • The 2018 US Open Women's Singles final was the championship tennis match of the Women's Singles tournament at the 2018 US Open. 
  • It was contested between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, seeded 17th and 20th respectively. 
  • Osaka defeated Williams in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4 in one hour and 19 minutes.
  • It was Williams' first US Open after a 12-month hiatus to give birth to her first child in September 2017, and second attempt since her pregnancy (after that year's Wimbledon) to equal Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles. 
  • Osaka was the first Japanese player to contest a Grand Slam women's singles final, and was attempting to become the first able-bodied Japanese player, male or female, to win a Grand Slam singles title.
  • The pair met only once previously, with Osaka winning in straight sets in the first round of the 2018 Miami Open.
  • Osaka was relatively unknown, beginning the year ranked No. 68, having only entered the top 50 briefly in 2016, and having neither been seeded in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament nor advanced beyond the third round.