Osaka not saddened by Serena row in US Open final

Tennis Umpires Are Reportedly Considering Boycott of Serena Williams Matches After US Open Incident

The potential stance comes after the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and United States Tennis Association (USTA) supported the athlete following her claims of sexism against chair umpire Carlos Ramos in the final.

But after returning to Japan on Thursday, Osaka insisted there were no hard feelings towards Williams, who branded umpire Carlos Ramos a "thief" in an astonishing tantrum triggered by a code violation for coaching that culminated in a docked game.

King later in the week slightly back peddled her comments, remarking that she thought Williams was "out of line" for her behaviour, but also criticised umpire Ramos, saying that "he blew it" and could have handled the situation better.

"I couldn't tell what was going on, it was so loud and a little bit stressful", Osaka said of the moment. I believe her message would have had a far greater impact if she had put out a well-thought-out statement after the match was over, when she had some time to reflect and cool down.

British tennis player and U.S. Open mixed doubles champion Jamie Murray said that Serena Williams' reaction to her recent U.S. "The WTA defense surprised me".

In the post-match press conference, Williams suggested women are treated differently in the sport, saying: "I've seen other men call other umpires several things".

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During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Osaka revealed what Williams told her on stage that night. And then before I knew it, I was getting all of this hostile mail and all of that during my last couple of years.

Smith explains why he thinks Serena Williams was in the wrong during Saturday's controversial loss to Naomi Osaka in the US Open final. When she smashed her racquet in frustration he cited her again, giving her a point penalty.

Of course, Ms. Williams was right; she was being unfairly penalized by a sport that is ridiculously old-fashioned, sexist and overwhelmingly white.

The report, looking at fines data at Grand Slam events from 1998 to 2018, found that women were fined 535 times, while men were fined 1,517 times. During the ESPN broadcast of the trophy ceremony, Williams tried to quiet the racuous, booing crowd of 20,000-plus and put her arm around Osaka. But we can not measure ourselves by what we think we should also be able to get away with.

It is true that Serena's coach was trying to signal her but Serena was in fact looking at the other side of the court and did not notice.

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