Incredible truth about chair umpire in Serena Williams' controversy

Incredible truth about chair umpire in Serena Williams' controversy

Incredible truth about chair umpire in Serena Williams' controversy

Mother of all meltdowns.

At the young age of 20, she's beaten Serena Williams-whom most consider not only the greatest tennis player, but the greatest athlete-not once, but twice.

And as renowned author HL Mencken once proclaimed in explaining Williams' ranting and raving: "Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings more is justice".

The head of the United States Tennis Association, which organises the US Open, said men "are badgering the umpire on the changeovers and nothing happens".

Ramos gave Williams three code-of-conduct violations - for illegal coaching, racket abuse (she threw it down in anger or frustration) and verbally abusing a judge, the last of which resulted in Osaka being rewarded a game in the second set. Ramos then issued Williams a full game penalty after she called him a "thief", saying the comment amounted to verbal abuse.

Osaka remained composed throughout Williams' repeated on-court protests as she ended the 36-year-old's bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.

The governing body of women's tennis has come out in support of the 23-time grand slam champion after she was fined $17,000 (£13,000) for an extraordinary outburst during her straight sets defeat to Naomi Osaka.

Both Osaka and her sister Mari were first coached by their father.

"Naomi won one of the Grand Slam tournaments, but I want her to become a tennis player who is modest and not arrogant".

Mark Knight, the editorial cartoonist for the Herald Sun in Melbourne, dismissed social media criticism of his drawing, which mocks the tennis legend after her loss to Naomi Osaka at Saturday's U.S. Open final. It's a tough thing for a chair umpire to deal with.

"There are men out here that do a lot worse, but because I'm a woman, you're going to take this away from me?"

However, Richard Ings, a former professional chair umpire who also used to be the ATP Tour Executive Vice-President, Rules and Competition, felt it was Williams who needed to apologise.

"Regardless of the rights and wrongs of Williams' behaviour, I really don't like that cartoon at all", one Twitter user said.

It's not clear if she even saw the hand gestures by coach Patrick Mouratoglou sitting her box, although he admitted in an interview with ESPN that he was trying to advise her - and said all coaches do it.

Tetsuo Osaka, 73, was watching the women's singles final on TV at home here, the southeastern tip of the northern main island, with his family on the early morning of September 9 as his granddaughter became the first female Grand Slam singles tennis champion born in Japan. "Coaching on every point should be allowed in tennis". Boos poured down from the stands at Arthur Ashe Stadium as Williams argued with the umpire, who she believed was treating her differently from male players. "I'd rather lose", she said.

"It all centred around coaching. the sport has to really get itself sorted out on what it does with coaching", Tiley said.

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