Serena Williams fined $17,000 after US Open final outburst


When the violation was announced Williams approached Ramos to insist she never takes coaching and would rather lose than "cheat to win". You can say hey next time you're going to get a warning, a coach violation - I think that's fair.

"He's never taken a game from a man because they said "thief", the 36-year-old said.

"I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuff".

The first violation came when Ramos ruled that Williams was receiving illegal coaching from her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

Later in Saturday's match, Ramos docked Williams a point after she smashed her racket upon misplaying a shot.

Serena Williams cried sexism after an extraordinary meltdown during her US Open final defeat by Naomi Osaka.

"If it was men's match, this wouldn't happen like this".

"I do not want to be rude, she played well, let's make this the best possible moment, let's not boo anymore", Williams requested through a microphone on Saturday, reports Efe news. When a man does the same, he's "outspoken' and there are no repercussions", she told Twitter followers.

2017 men's finalist Kevin Anderson urged Osaka to feel proud "for competing against someone you (and the rest of us) admire so much to win your first slam".

Chris Evert, the former world No. 1, is among the Williams naysayers claiming: "No sexist issue there".

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The deduction enraged Williams and she screamed at Ramos at the next changeover, drawing the game penalty after she called him a thief.

"She has inspired Japan at a time when the country is reeling in the aftermath of the Hokkaido quake and torrential rain in western Japan", said 35-year-old Shuichi Fukushima, whose voice had gone hoarse from cheering.

"Congratulations on your victory at the US Open". On Sunday morning, she shared an image of a girl in first-day-of-school clothes with a Serena logo and asked, "What does your "S' stand for?"

"I didn't know what was going on, I was just trying to focus. I just want you to know that". You stole a point from me.

His controversial calls were not only a blow to Williams' legacy - who would have tied Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles - but also cast a shadow over Osaka's win, which should have been a historic moment for the young athlete.

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.

Through it all, a laser-focused Osaka said she did not even notice the outbursts as she kept her eyes on the ultimate prize with a sense of coolness that was well beyond her years.

"Serena is saying the male players can say what they like to an umpire".

The other two infractions were $4,000 for the initial code violation for being warned about coaching and $3,000 for smashing her racket after having her serve broken in the second set. And in press, Osaka had was unfazed in breaking down how she pulled it off.

"I've never seen anything like it. Tennis was the loser and we lost what was potentially a fantastic match", Barker said.