Umpire Breaks His Silence Amid Serena Williams' Sexism Accusations Over Controversial Calls

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Strycova said Williams' tantrum was triggered by her desperation from Japan's Naomi Osaka playing better and leading her during the match.

"If the self-appointed censors of Mark Knight get their way on his Serena Williams cartoon, our new politically correct life will be very boring indeed", another passage from the cover reads.

He also Tweeted out the front page of the Herald Sun that reads, "If the self-appointed censors of Mark Knight get their way on his Serena Williams cartoon, our new politically correct life will be very boring indeed". "Overall, I felt really happy and know I accomplished a lot".

"We should not let her record, as glowing as it is, overshadow the fact that on this day, in this match Williams was wrong", Ings wrote in The Sydney Morning Herald.

The newspaper also posted a news story on the reaction to the cartoon, arguing that it was mostly people outside of Australia who disapproved of it.

"Don't bring gender into it when it's all about behaviour", he said.

"In my opinion, right now, yes, and it probably always has been", Katrina Adams said on "CBS This Morning" Tuesday.

JK Rowling and Nicki Minaj were among a "tidal wave" of critics to denounce the image by Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight after it appeared in its paper on Monday.

'I think freedom of speech is so important.I hope that she can see the amusing side of it and I hope she is here in January.

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She was she given three code violations by Carlos Ramos, which cost her a point penalty and then a game penalty.

While Ramos has said he is "fine, given the circumstances", there have been rumblings that officials were considering boycotting future matches involving Williams.

Ramos is a gold-badge umpire for the ITF, who have released a statement in support of him.

Ramos was scheduled to umpire at the Davis Cup in Croatia, starting on Friday, Sept. 14.

As did the Sydney Herald, another newspaper in the country.

In the aftermath of her defeat, Williams claimed that had she been male, she would have been treated more leniently, but Murray - who won the mixed doubles final alongside Bethanie Mattek-Sands - does not agree.

"I think the umpire did what was within his rights", he told BBC Sport ahead of Britain's Davis Cup tie with Uzbekistan in Glasgow.

Japanese tennis legend Kimiko Date told AFP it made her "heart ache" to see Osaka reduced to tears and unable to savour her moment of glory.

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