Serena Williams returns to motherhood amid US Open final controversy

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Later in the video, the daughter of Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian handed the doll to her dad.

'Sweetie where you get them shoes from?'

Earlier this year Williams, 36, told People magazine that realising she was going to have to have a c-section had made her feel "devastated".

'Them shoes are cute, girl!'

The match was interrupted by issues between Williams and umpire Carlos Ramos, who handed Serena several violations, including a game penalty that put Osaka up 5-3 in the second set.

Moments later Williams crashed out of the final with Osaka winning 6-2, 6-4.

Williams brushed aside Anastasija Sevastova in straight sets to advance to the US Open women's final, taking her a step closer to equaling the all-time record haul of Grand Slam titles.

Williams lost her calm and out loud abused the umpire, calling him a "liar" and a "thief".

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The competition: This is one record that, as long as the current rules are never changed, will never be broken. "I have a daughter and I stand for what's right for her", she also told him.

As the pro-Williams crowed booed the announcers at the trophy presentation, Osaka was tearing up herself, but Williams urged the spectators to show the young champion respect.

US Open Women's Single champion Naomi Osaka of Japan with Serena Williams of the US during their Women's Singles Finals match at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in NY on September 8, 2018. "I don't cheat to win, I'd rather lose".

"How dare you insinuate that I was cheating?"

Williams said she didn't know if she would have managed to turn things around if the dispute with Ramos had not occurred.

The 23-time Grand Slam victor had to undergo another operation shortly afterwards for a large hematoma in her abdomen.

"If he gives me a thumbs up, he's telling me to come on", explained Williams.

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