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Naomi Osaka "Not Sad" About Serena Controversy Overshadowing US Open Win

Tennis Umpires Are Reportedly Considering Boycott of Serena Williams Matches After US Open Incident Report: Tennis Umpires Mulling Boycott Of Serena Williams Matches
Cary Erickson | 15 September, 2018, 17:54

"I don't cheat to win, I'd rather lose", Williams told Ramos in a breathless rage. Osaka, who became the first-ever Japanese-born Grand Slam victor, said she was crying when she heard the boos, because she thought they were aimed at her.

Williams accused Ramos of sexism after the match and pointed out that male players have been more aggressive verbally with umpires than she was, but had been not been penalized the same way.

Williams was furious with being handed a one-game penalty during her defeat to Osaka and branded Ramos a "thief". "I really wasn't paying attention", Tiafoe said.

Her “thief” accusation hurled at Ramos was nothing compared to what many of her white counterparts have said to him and other umpires in the past.

"I have been asked about women's equality and I would find it hard to look any of the top female tennis players in the eye if I did not speak my mind", he wrote. And for me to say "thief" and for him to take a game? It made me feel like it was a sexist remark.

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At the same event Williams received two violations, men received 86 code violations while women received only 22 in total, reported The Telegraph.

"I think we're all cognizant of the fact that three strikes and you're going to get a game penalty", Bryan added. Everyone who has experienced discrimination can empathise with her passionate plea. An indignant Williams emphatically defended herself, denying she had cheated.

The Women's Tennis Association also backed Williams, with their CEO Steve Simon saying, "The WTA believes that there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men versus women". "In a situation where we know Serena is unbelievable; she's iconic; and we know that Carlos is there because he's worthy of being there for those matches".

The coach Patrick Mouratoglou later admitted havind used hand signals in coaching Williams. She was called emotional, her rage labelled a meltdown, a tantrum. Others chose to point out that Williams' actions had taken away the spotlight from the 20-year-old first time victor Osaka, who became the first Japanese to win a grand slam title.

"I've always thought that Kei (Nishikori) is a super good role model on the men's side and I wish that there was one on the women's side".