Published: Mon, September 10, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Serena Williams fined $17,000 for three code violations during US Open final

Serena Williams fined $17,000 for three code violations during US Open final

Williams's tantrum overshadowed an outstanding performance from Osaka, who made her second career title a Grand Slam after winning her first at Indian Wells in March.

"When a woman is emotional, she's "hysterical" and she's penalized for it", wrote King. "When a man does the same, he's 'outspoken" and there are no repercussions".

Japan yesterday Naomi Osaka's stunning upset against Serena Williams to win the US Open, giving the nation some rare good news after a summer of deadly natural disasters. "More voices are needed to do the same". First, she was accused of getting coaching signals.

"When I was growing up, I did a whole report on her in third grade", Osaka said.

Neither Williams nor her vocal fans initially realised she had been given either the point or game penalty, and the boos and jeers on the second occasion were deafening. When he refused, she called him a thief for "stealing" a point from her. He also said everyone does it and usually is not called for it.

Two-time Australian Open champion and two-time U.S. Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka backed up Williams' stance, writing on Twitter: "If it was men's match, this wouldn't happen like this".

One day there's likely to be a 24th Grand Slam title for Serena Williams, but it wasn't Saturday. We're gonna get through this and let's be positive. Her composure and how calm she played was really impressive. We don't have any code and I know you don't know that, and I understand why you may have thought that was coaching, but I'm telling you it's not. Williams then put her arm around the athlete in a show of support.

American World Cup alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn praised the "two incredible champions" for their class and composure.

After Ramos warned Williams about receiving coaching from her team in the stands, the 23-time Grand Slam victor defiantly told the umpire that she doesn't cheat and "would rather lose". He later admitted the offence, which that is not allowed in the sport but rarely enforced.

The 36-year-old was insistent she had not received coaching, saying on court she "would rather lose than cheat", before accusing Ramos of sexism in her post-match press conference. Nevetheless, in accordance with the rules, Williams was assessed a Code Violation, resulting in a warning. Ramos said the the game penalty came as a result of verbal abuse from Williams.

Mike Morrissey, a former top chair umpired and official, said the superstars had to play by the same rules as everyone else. There's also the freaky "abuse" citation, which Ramos doled out because Williams called him a "thief" - certainly far from the worst thing an athlete has called an official during an event. 'I think I was able to do that because it was my first Grand Slam final. "She's right about the guys being held to a different standard, there's no question".

There was also the inevitable comparison made between how Ramos handled his duties in the final and how chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani intervened during Nick Kyrgios' second-round match.

Earlier within the WTA, stated about the necessity to carry out a scandal in the course of the last of the US Open.

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