Serena Williams Fined $17000 For US Open Controversy
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Sep 10, 2018,
Sep 10, 2018, 17:02
Role models don't exist in an unattainable world of humility and grace, and as Williams has demonstrated, they wear their emotions on their sleeves and are unafraid to call out injustices as they see it.
Tiley says the rise of Japanese victor Naomi Osaka is only good news for his tournament, badged as the grand slam of the Asia-Pacific. So I say It's time we put the spotlight where it truly belongs.
She then had a heated argument with chair umpire Carlos Ramos, which cost her a game. It isn't, and as a result, a player was penalized for the actions of her coach.
In a statement released late on Sunday local time, the World Tennis Association (WTA) CEO Steve Simon said men and women must be treated equally on the tennis court. Then she slipped into English and said: "I am very honored".
"I felt a little bit sad cause I wasn't really sure if they were booing at me or if it wasn't the outcome that they wanted", Osaka said Monday morning on "Today." Thank you, @serenawilliams, for calling out this double standard.
"It was a bit odd in US Open (qualifiers)", Kokkinakis said.
Kokkinakis took a pass when asked when asked whether he believed chair umpires acted differently towards male and female players, a central contention of Williams.
About a week ago, she made headlines after the US Open chose to ban her iconic catsuit, and now she has been labelled as a "cheater" after her match with 20-year-old Naomi Osaka from Japan. As Osaka said in a post-match interview, "When I step on the court, I feel like a different person, right".
Williams herself said she had not had negative experiences when Ramos had worked her matches in the past. The point penalty was followed by a game penalty, after Williams confronted Ramos, and labelled him a "thief".
While Williams is drawn as a large, furious, and overly bulky woman caught mid-tantrum - evoking a number of racial stereotypes - her opponent has been transformed into a slim Gwyneth Paltrow type.
"I have my personal opinion that maybe the chair umpire should not have pushed Serena to the limit, especially in a Grand Slam final", the Serb said.
The first Japanese player, man or woman, to capture a Grand Slam singles title, Osaka won her first WTA tournament at Indian Wells in March when her trophy presentation went viral - "This is probably going to be the worst acceptance speech of all time", she blushed.
Others on Twitter agreed the incident was reflective of how women are treated in wider society.
"It's hard to generalise things".
I still, like, could see her.
"I am not really that 100 percent sure". Williams chewed out the umpire, insisting that she never cheats.
"Since she's in Paris, she was showing me these random croissants and baguettes to try to take my mind off of it, and it kind of worked". 'I chose him to work with because he twisted his ankle within the first five minutes of practice.