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Why Naomi Osaka could have the last laugh

(CNN)The US Open should have been one of the showpiece events of the sporting summer.The wealthiest of tennis' four grand slam events, the New York tournament has a rich history and boasted a record purse.And yet, after the events that unfolded in Saturday's women's final at Flushing Meadow, no one -- not the players, the officials, administrators, the fans or the sport itself -- emerged as a winner.Perhaps the biggest loser in it all was the eventual champion, Naomi Osaka, whose moment of glory was taken away in the aftermath of a tirade by Williams.It started when chair umpire Carlos Ramos gave Williams a code violation for coaching, and eventually ended up with accusations of sexism in the aftermath.You are only a first-time major singl ...