Governing body defends umpire after Serena Williams flap

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"I know that everyone was cheering for her and I'm sorry it had to end like this", said a publicly shamed and tearful Osaka of achieving her lifelong dream.

Mouratoglou also suggested that most players, including Osaka, receive coaching advice during matches and that Ramos rarely issues such warnings to men.

2009 US Open semi-final: Already on a warning for racquet abuse earlier in the match, Williams launched into an angry outburst at a lineswoman after she was called for a foot fault which gave Kim Clijsters two match points.

Williams's second-set meltdown overshadowed Naomi Osaka's 6-2, 6-4 victory, which made the 20-year-old the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam title.

After Williams" "catsuit' was banned at the French Open in August, the athlete is now dealing with the policing of her words in addition to her clothing.

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Zimbabwean Cara Black, victor of winner of 10 Grand Slam titles in doubles and mixed doubles, said she felt sorry for Ramos. Osaka has beaten Williams twice this year; she may have won anyway had events gone on in a different fashion.

In the above clip, blame was placed on professional tennis at large, sexism and chauvinism, racism, on the official... on everyone but Serena Williams and her coach, who both committed violations of the rules.

I can't sit here and say I wouldn't say he's a thief, because I thought he took a game from me.

"He's never taken a game from a man because they said 'thief.' For me it blows my mind".

Backlash against the image included disgust from Melbourne politician Rohan Leppert, who wrote: "The racist vilification of Melburnians from the Herald Sun continues apace".

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"The accusation of sexism which was levelled by Serena Williams in her press conference after the woman's final needs to be backed up", he told BBC Radio Four's Today programme. "He's never taken a game from a man because they said 'thief, '" said Williams.

What happened during that match wasn't fair to anyone, but Women's Tennis has really been showing its whole ass in terms of how it treats its female players.

A day after Osaka was left in tears during an awkward and toxic trophy presentation in which Williams urged booing to stop, there was more controversy in the women's doubles.

Tennis pro Andy Roddick admitted he's said worse things to an umpire and gone unpunished. "I think that was poor form", said Vandeweghe. In the attached video, I needed her to serve the ball into the camera on one bounce. First of all, she's amusing. One of the strongest rebuttals of the drawing came from popular author J.K. Rowling, who slammed it for "reducing one of the greatest sportswomen alive to racist and sexist tropes".

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