U.S. Open: Serena Williams fined $17,000 for code violations

U.S. Open: Serena Williams fined $17,000 for code violations

Serena Williams' behaviour in Saturday's U.S. Open final divided the tennis world after she called the chair umpire a "liar" and a "thief" and said he treated her differently than male players during her loss to Naomi Osaka.

In the second set's second game, Ramos warned Williams for getting coaching, which is against the rules in Grand Slam matches.

"The WTA believes that there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men vs. women and is committed to working with the sport to ensure that all players are treated the same", he said.

As anyone playing tennis today will tell you, facing Serena Williams on court is more than just a match - it is a career milestone.

Serena was also penalised for breaking her racket in anger.

Williams claims that didn't know her coach was giving her instructions during the US Open Final, adding that she did not see it and that she had "never cheated in her life".

"But she faced neither in that Grand Slam final".

'But I don't see things as Mr Simon does. The suggestion of one columnist that Ramos' position in a high chair during the match was itself a symbol of entrenched privilege overlooks the very reason for such positioning: the official is required to have a perspective on the match that the committed competitors can not.

"I just texted Patrick, like, 'what is he talking about?' Because we don't have signals", she said.

Williams herself said she had not had negative experiences when Ramos had worked her matches in the past.

After yesterday's controversy with the umpire during the U.S. Open, Serena Williams be fined $17,000 for three separate code violations.

When asked if she was aware of her popularity back home, Osaka said: "I'm not really sure".

Her only previous final was in September 2016, when she went down 7-5 6-3 to Caroline Wozniacki in the Pan Pacific Open.

However, Djokovic said he doesn't agree with WTA CEO Steve Simon's backing of Williams' claims of sexism.

"When a woman is emotional, she's "hysterical" and she's penalized for it", King tweeted.

He called her performance "unbelievable" and forecast a major boon for the Australian Open, which bills itself as the Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific.

Despite Serena's behavior during the match which drew flak from critics, Naomi assures nothing has changed.

The tension between Serena and the umpire continued to simmer, and it was the third violation, where Ramos accused Serena of verbal abuse, that really saw things get nasty.

While the 20-year-old's historic win came after an emotionally tumultuous game - Williams threw a racket-smashing tantrum after she was given code violations - the achievement provided a rare piece of good news for Japan, which is experiencing one of its most calamitous summers.

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