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

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

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

But he disagreed with Simon that men and women are treated differently. Speaking to the referee to protest Ramos' call, she argued that male players aren't punished for similar, or worse, actions.

"I was one of the most fined players in world tennis one year. There is unconscious bias at work here - some expect "better" behaviour from women & that's #EverydaySexism".

Enter Serena Williams, 20-year-old Naomi Osaka, and umpire Carlos Ramos, who combined to create one of the most memorable Grand Slam finals in recent times.

Williams, who is no stranger to sexism in the tennis world, eventually lost the winning title to newcomer Naomi Osaka on Saturday.

Victor of the men's event, Novak Djokovic, said that while he had sympathy for Williams in terms of the sanctions she was given, he did not agree that women are treated differently to men. "We do not believe that this was done last night", CEO Steve Simon said in a statement. On the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour, players are entitled to call their coach to the court once a set and, for example, during an opponent's medical timeouts.

It's not clear if she even saw the hand gestures by coach Patrick Mouratoglou sitting her box, and Simons said the sport as a whole should examine the rules on coaching. Moratoglou later admitted that he had indeed been coaching but said that Osaka's coach had doing the same. But this umpire is, I think, trying in a certain way to look for my faults, my errors. These are conversations that will be imposed in the next weeks. "We have to treat each other fairly and the same".

"We have never discussed signals", she said, according to the Daily Mail. Then she slipped into English and said: "I am very honoured".

Most commentators also deplored the fact that the controversy had the unintended effect of overshadowing what should have been a great moment of celebration and elation for Osaka, who had just won her first Grand Slam title.

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"I love Serena, first of all". She was on the backfoot throughout the set, unable to reach Osaka's penetrating ground-strokes and unable to produce some of her own.

Could the umpire have thought things over before deciding to dock Williams a game for that third infraction, or either of the two that came before? We have to empathize with him.

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

"I could really feel for them", she said. We all go through our emotions, especially when you're fighting for a Grand Slam trophy.

I think Serena overreacted, I think that outburst was unwarranted and I can't help but think that a lot of it had to do with the heat that was coming from the other side of the net.

"It's hard to generalize things", he said.

"It was always my dream to play Serena in the US Open finals so I am really glad I was able to do that".

Williams was fined £13,000 including £7,700 for verbal abuse, however, she earned £1.43 million for reaching grand slam final.

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