Serena’s meltdown at the US Open
- Author: Kyle Peterson Sep 10, 2018,
Sep 10, 2018, 1:56
American tennis player Serena Williams was up against Japan's Naomi Osaka and lost out on what would've been her 24th Grand Slam win due to "sexism" alleges the tennis star. She was mostly dominant, dropping only one set in her seven matches, and she saved 5 of 6 break points against Williams after erasing all 13 in the semifinals against Madison Keys. Williams told Ramos. "You owe me an apology". Fans, members of the media, celebrities and casual observers weighed in, with the match and Serena shooting to the top of the site's trending topics. "You will never, ever be on another court of mine". You are a liar.
But her triumph was reduced to nearly a side note as Williams railed about her treatment, accusing the US Open of being out to get her.
But Osaka was somehow able to keep her composure and she closed out the victory with Williams still unable to gather herself.
"I was coaching but I don't think she looked at me", Mouratoglou said. And this is her first Grand Slam...
Williams put an arm around Osaka's shoulder and told the crowd: "I know you guys were here rooting, and I was rooting, too, but let's make this the best moment we can". Let's not boo any more. Williams was upset by the accusation, denying that she received any coaching and claiming that her coach was simply giving her a thumbs up. Additionally, she has been fined $4,000 for being warned for coaching and $3,000 for breaking her racket.
Serena Williams' loss at the US Open was dramatic for all the wrong reasons in terms of sports, and critics are voicing concerns about gender double standards in terms of conduct on the court. "I just want to say thank you for watching the match".
The 23-time Grand Slam champion repeatedly confronted the umpire during the second set before calling for the tournament referee during an astonishing outburst.
The opening set was nearly one-way traffic as the Japanese player controlled the rallies from the back of the court and appeared to show no nerves whatsoever. -Osaka's coach Sascha Bajin, a former hitting partner of Williams, on Twitter.
Osaka had six aces compared to Williams' three aces in the final. The fine will come out of Williams' $1.85 million in runner-up prize money.
She then had a heated argument with chair umpire Carlos Ramos, which cost her a game.
Earlier, Serena lashed out on chair umpire Carlos Ramos, who asked Serena not to take coaching from the outside and she did not adhere by that and got into a verbal tussle with him. Others hailed Williams for her strength and courage.
The tranquillity didn't last long.
"Williams abused her racket, but Ramos did something far uglier: He abused his authority", Jenkins wrote. "Serena was every woman I know standing up for themselves, having to point out misogyny, having to get the job done, and then making sure the woman coming behind you is supported despite the discrimination faced".