The truth about Serena Williams' US Open drama


Naomi Osaka said on Thursday Serena Williams's row with the umpire during the US Open final had not altered her feelings about winning a Grand Slam, largely because she had no idea how she was supposed to react.

Tennis star Barbora Strycova, world ranked #25, claims that Williams' behavior was "bulls***".

It has been suggested the umpire penalised Serena not for her misdemeanour in the court, but because he could not take such kind of dress-down from a woman.

Osaka was seen crying during the ceremony, and Williams appeared to lean over and say something in her ear, presumably to console her. "I really wasn't paying attention", Tiafoe said.

Does the umpires threat to boycott Williams future games tantamount to saying that although most, if not all professional tennis players have had similar outbursts on the court, its this particular outbursts of the greatest tennis player of all time — a black woman — that are so damaging to their profession?

But because a woman had the nerve, key word here being the nerve, to stand up to him, Ramos had to make her pay, and dearly did she pay, for it cost her what would have been her 24th grand slam title. Her total earnings from the controversial match amounted to $3.8 million. "I find it interesting that she did it only when she was losing".

But the U.S. Tennis Association and Women's Tennis Association have come out in support of Williams, which has angered the umpire community.

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"I think we're all cognizant of the fact that three strikes and you're going to get a game penalty", Bryan added.

"WTA defence surprised me". If it was wrong, it should prompt a discussion about what needs to be changed in either the rules or the interpretation of the rules to reduce officiating errors.

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Osaka was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1997 to a Haitian-American father and a Japanese mother, before the family moved to the USA when she was three.

Carlos Ramos returned to the umpire's chair for the first time since being called a "thief" by Serena Williams, overseeing a Davis Cup match on Friday.

Serena had received a warning, a point penalty, and a game penalty after an outburst that saw her call the umpire Carlos Ramos a thief.

"Do you know how many other men do things that are much worse than that?"