Published: Mon, September 10, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Serena Williams Fined $17000 for Rules Violations At US Open

Serena Williams Fined $17000 for Rules Violations At US Open

Naomi Osaka has moved up to WTA World No.7 after sealing her first major title at the US Open on Saturday, where she defeated Serena Williams in straight sets.

The 36-years-old superstar launched a tirade against chair umpire Carlos Ramos after the latter issued a warning to her for getting coaching instructions from the stands in the second set.

While Williams was upset with the umpire, she was overjoyed that Osaka took home her first U.S. Open final. The WTA applauds Naomi for her tremendous accomplishment.

"The WTA believes that there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men vs. women and is committed to working with the sport to ensure that all players are treated the same. We do not believe that this was done last night", CEO Steve Simon said in a statement.

Things seemed to settle down as Williams went on to break Osaka for a 3-1 lead, but she gave the break right back in the next game with a pair of double faults, prompting the former champion to smash her racquet on the court.

"The WTA supports coaching through its on-court rule, but further review is needed".

We're not for a second attempting to argue Ramos deserves equal billing but the pittance he earns for officiating one of the eight most important tennis matches held in the world each year puts the entire controversy in a different light.

"We look forward to more thrilling matches between these great players and hope that what we all witnessed yesterday never happens again". "You owe me an apology".

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'There's no equality. I think there has to be some consistency across the board.

Andrew Castle says Serena Williams got what she deserved after our outburst in the US Open final.

"I have my personal opinion that maybe the chair umpire should not have pushed Serena to the limit, especially in a Grand Slam final", he said.

Following the match, the United States Tennis Association, which runs the tournament, put out a statement from its president, Katrina Adams, hailing Williams for her "class" and "sportsmanship". It was really, really tough.

Speaking on his LBC show, he said: "I'm sorry, that is absolutely as plain as day".

"[He] Just maybe changed - not maybe, but he did change the course of the match".

"I've seen other men call other umpires several things", she said.

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

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