Australian cartoon of Serena Williams US Open final meltdown condemned as racist

Williams claimed Ramos" actions against her were "sexist", while she branded him as a "thief" and a "liar' - assessments which, rightly, earned her the final code violation to hand her a game penalty. Serena denied seeing him.

"So she screamed "I would never have cheated", she called the ump a thief, she was penalized an entire game for what the ump said was verbal abuse, she lost what could have been her 24th grand slam title, after the match Serena claimed that double standard, she said a male player would never have been treated that way", said Harlow, leading into the clip of Williams saying it was sexism and that she will continue to fight for women.

Williams then verbally abused umpire Eva Asderak and was fined $2,000 (£1,265).

I'd say Serena actually owes Naomi Osaka an apology because she was the better player on the day.

'Carlos Ramos is one of the most experienced and respected umpires in tennis, ' the statement read.

CEO Steve Simon said: 'Yesterday also brought to the forefront of the question of whether different standards are applied to men and women in the officiating of matches.

Osaka, playing in her first major final against a 23-time Grand Slam champion she idolized as a child, capped an outstanding two weeks in which she also beat 2017 runner-up Madison Keys by simply outplaying her hero. In an Instagram posted last night, Osaka thanked the designer, along with Dover Street Market and Adrian Joffe, for the "amazing dress" and "for the support".

United States great Billie Jean King was among those coming down hard on Serena's side in her claim that chair umpire Carlos Ramos penalized her for comments that a male player could have gotten away with.

Williams was fined $17,000 for the incidents.

"There's no equality when it comes to what the men are doing to the chair umpires and what the women are doing, and I think there has to be some consistency across the board".

I can't sit here and say I wouldn't say he's a thief, because I thought he took a game from me.

"The accusation of sexism which was levelled by Serena Williams in her press conference after the woman's final needs to be backed up", he told BBC Radio Four's Today programme. "I've seen it happen a few times where she starts to bully the situation and try to intimidate her opponents a little bit and she comes with these outbursts".

Players cannot receive coaching during a Grand Slam match (including the warm-up). "I think there has to be some consistency across the board".

After the controversy, she left the suit at home and wore a stylish black-and-brown one-shoulder silhouette dress with a tulle skirt at her first US Open match this year.

  • Stacy Allen