Serena Williams Fined $17,000 For Violations During US Open Final

Oscar Cross
September 10, 2018

In the second set's second game, Ramos warned Williams for getting coaching, which is against the rules in Grand Slam matches. For me to say, "thief'and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark". I know you were rooting for me but let's make this the best moment we can and we'll get through it and give credit where it's due and have no more booing. "I have never cheated in my life".

Despite her claims, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou admitted he was coaching after the match, though he insisted that Osaka's coach was doing the same thing.

King also tweeted that coaching should be allowed in tennis. "This would not have happened if Serena Williams was a man", Toni Van Pelt said in a statement to The Washington Post.

She said on Instagram: 'First of all - and it's very important - I want to congratulate Naomi. "When a man does the same, he's 'outspoken" and there are no repercussions".

Serena Williams' loss at the US Open was dramatic for all the wrong reasons in terms of sports, and critics are voicing concerns about gender double standards in terms of conduct on the court. She also took a 1-0 lead in the first set, and eventually pushed that lead to 3-1, before Osaka stormed back to win the match.

In an age of robotic press conferences where players are staying focused and taking it one match at a time, Naomi Osaka breezes in, confesses to being fond of sweating, eating 500 bagels a day and having only one friend.

Osaka rejected a question regarding Williams before holding up her trophy.


Reaction on social media largely focused on the chair umpire, Carlos Ramos, for penalizing Williams for behaviour that critics said would ordinarily result in just a warning for other players.

Williams' outburst seemed to suggest she didn't know Mouratoglou was attempting to signal to her and the rules are quite strict in that regard. The first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam title. "I'm trying to figure out why he would say that". "I have a daughter and I stand for what's right for her. This has happened to me too many times". This was Naomi's moment, and Serena wanted her to be able to enjoy it.

The rating of 2.5 for the match was second only to a primetime telecast in 2015 in which Williams faced her sister Venus, and Novak Djokovic faced Feliciano Lopez.

Williams received an initial code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racket abuse and a game penalty for calling umpire Ramos a "thief". And yet the likes of a John McEnroe-notorious for loudly swearing and insulting chair umpires-have never faced the kind of penalties that Ramos dished out to Williams on Saturday.

"When I step on the court, I'm not a Serena fan - I'm just a tennis player playing another tennis player".

Asked if she would now think of her childhood idol differently, Osaka said: "I'm always going to remember the Serena that I love".

"We already talked. We have a great relationship", Williams said of Giudicelli last month, laughing as she added, "Everything is fine, guys".

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