United States great Billie Jean King was among those coming down hard on Serena's side in her claim that chair umpire Carlos Ramos penalized her for comments that a male player could have gotten away with.
In 2011 final against Sam Stosur, she was issued a code violation for arguing with the umpire.
The 23-time grand slam champion suffered a 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka in a contentious decider in NY on Saturday. When a man does the same, he's "outspoken' and there are no repercussions", tweeted the victor of 12 Grand Slam singles titles. Williams called Ramos a "thief" for stealing a point away and was hit with a third violation, this time for verbal abuse. "More voices are needed to do the same".
Williams addressed Osaka's bittersweet win in her post-match presser. Before we get back to Osaka, here are some thoughts on Topic A. It was, in terms of tennis's vast gray area of rules and regulations, an unfortunately ideal storm.
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Once she realised she had been handed a point penalty, she continued to berate Ramos, branding him a "thief" and a "liar". He later admitted the offence, which that is not allowed in the sport but rarely enforced.
Japanese Star Naomi Osaka trounced her idol, Serena Williams to lift her first Grand Slam in NY, winning 6-2 6-4.
She said she had not received any tactics from Mouratoglou, telling the umpire she would "never cheat to win and would rather lose".
That resulted in a second violation, meaning Osaka was awarded the first point of the sixth game.
'You owe me an apology, ' she said.
Williams will undoubtedly have the support of her home crowd but there will be no shortage of love for Osaka, who has won the admiration of New Yorkers over the last fortnight as much for her red-hot game as her cool-headed demeanor. Ramos responded by assessing Serena a rare game penalty, which gave Osaka a 5-3 lead. Additionally, she has been fined $4,000 for being warned for coaching and $3,000 for breaking her racket. The hypocrisy of the French Open president singling out her catsuit for criticism when the Roland Garros women's trophy and second court are both named after Suzanne Lenglen, the 1920s French tennis icon who refused to wear conventional apparel. I don't think [Serena] looked at me, so that's why she didn't think I was (coaching). There, a different side of my personality comes out because normally I don't, no offense guys, I don't like being surrounded by people. Her ugly rant at a line judge marred Kim Clijsters's semi-final win over her in 2009 and she infamously called chair umpire Eva Asderaki "unattractive inside" in a tantrum during her 2011 final loss to Samantha Stosur.