Serena Williams fined $17,000 for three code violations during US Open final

Final Countdown- US Open 2018

In July of 2017, she played Venus Williams in the third round at Wimbledon, according to The Chicago Tribune.

Osaka was tearful despite having won the match and remarked she was "sorry it had to end like this".

"It doesn't really feel that real right now".

Her post-match claims that Ramos had discriminated against her because of her gender were taken up by such luminaries as Billie Jean King and the former British No. 1 Sue Barker, who said "I've sat courtside and watched the men ranting at umpires and [they] haven't been given a violation". But as she and Williams stood for the trophy presentation, the crowd loudly booed and jeered, protesting what they felt was unfair treatment leveled against Williams.

During the next changeover (when the players switch serving sides), a frustrated Williams approached Ramos a second time. We're gonna get through this and let's be positive.

Osaka notably pulled her cap over her eyes, to hide her reaction.

The discussion over a series of calls against tennis star Serena Williams on Saturday during the women's final of the U.S. Open against Naomi Osaka is provoking a heated debate among athletes, fans, commentators and celebrities about gender equality, chauvinism and fair treatment.

"And you stole a point from me".

So when she had actually done it, beating Williams 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday night to become the first Grand Slam singles champion from Japan, why was it so hard?

The biggest issue for Williams on the scoreboard yesterday was that she was outplayed by a younger version of herself in Osaka, a 20-year-old who is the first player from Japan to win a major singles tennis title and idolises the 36-year-old American.

After a confident hold punctuated by a 106 miles per hour ace Osaka broke again to lead 4-1, silencing the crowd.

Osaka teared up as she was finishing her answer, still overwhelmed as she juggled the idea of her winning and Williams losing.

"In that whole tirade, easily he could have said: 'Serena, a couple more words here and you're going to get a game here'".

"I'm honest, I was coaching", Mouratoglou ceded.

"I don't cheat to win", she told Ramos.

Serena's coach Patrick Mouratoglou later admitted he was making hand gestures, but insisted it was not uncommon, while King chimed into the debate to highlight double standards in the game. And yet the likes of a John McEnroe-notorious for loudly swearing and insulting chair umpires-have never faced the kind of penalties that Ramos dished out to Williams on Saturday.

Naomi Osaka of Japan and Serena Williams of the USA during the trophy ceremony. On Sunday, Williams was fined $17,000 US for three code violations, The Associated Press reported.

The tranquility didn't last long.

British number four Liam Broady said he was "absolutely gutted" for Osaka, saying she had her moment "snatched away from her".

Williams remained upset and later smashed her racket on the court, which resulted in another violation - this time resulting in a point penalty.

"I'm honest, I was coaching".

"I'm not a cheater".

"I'm telling you right now, I don't cheat to win".

It all started when Carlos Ramos, the chair umpire, issued Williams a code violation for receiving illegal coaching from the sidelines.

The scene recalled Williams's ugly rant at a line judge in her US Open semi-final loss to Kim Clijsters in 2009 and her verbal attack on chair umpire Eva Asderaki in her 2011 final loss to Samantha Stosur.



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