Alexis Ohanian praises wife Serena Williams: 'She fought for her life'

On Saturday, she raged and shouted during a US Open final match marred by controversy.

Naomi ended up winning her first Grand Slam title following the controversial decision. Ramos penalized Williams for getting coaching from her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou.

Williams lost her calm and out loud abused the umpire, calling him a "liar" and a "thief".

The 23-time Grand Slam victor screamed at Ramos: 'Every time I play here, I have problems.

Williams and Osaka have played against each other once before, at Miami in March, and it was the Japanese upstart who toppled her idol in straight sets. When Osaka broke back with the aid of two double faults and a backhand into the net from Williams, the American smashed her racquet to the court. "So no matter what happens in any match, I already feel like I have already won", she said.

Speaking about her daughter in HBO documentary series Being Serena: "For so many years, I defined myself in just one way: by success, by championships, by making history".

After a confident hold punctuated by a 106 miles per hour ace Osaka broke again to lead 4-1, silencing the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd. I have never cheated in my life! A second code violation came with a point penalty to start the next game that sent her into orbit.

"How dare you insinuate that I was cheating?"

Williams was adamant that she had not received any coaching advice and she had no regrets as she believed she "stood up for what she believed in and stood up for what was right".

"'Honey are you giving Quay Quay a kiss now that she fixed her arm", Williams can be heard saying.

Williams was seemingly unbothered about the ban when asked about it at US Open news conference. And her biggest fan wants her to know he's proud of her. Her ugly rant at a line judge marred Kim Clijsters's semi-final win over her in 2009 and she infamously called chair umpire Eva Asderaki "unattractive inside" in a tantrum during her 2011 final loss to Samantha Stosur. "Can't say I hate it".

  • Stacy Allen