Published: Wed, September 12, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

International Tennis Federation defends umpire who cited Serena Williams

International Tennis Federation defends umpire who cited Serena Williams

Serena Williams may be the greatest athlete of all time, but that hasn't stopped the professional tennis player from receiving what many view as misogynistic treatment on the court.

And on the future of the sport, King said she's looking forward to seeing more of Osaka.

Serena Williams, right, talks with chair umpire Carlos Ramos as Naomi Osaka, of Japan, listens during the women's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament on September 8 in NY.

Williams sparked controversy during her loss to Osaka when she accused the umpire of sexism and being a "thief". It happens in sports, in the office and in public service.

The match ended with 20-year-old Naomi Osaka beating her idol, becoming the first Japanese woman to win the US Open.

"Three days before I had drawn a cartoon about Nick Kyrgios being led off by the ears, like you used to do with your children", he said. "We'll get through it. Let's not boo anymore".

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The US Open fined Williams $17,000 for her protestations, although she collected $1.85 million for finishing runner-up at Flushing Meadows.

But she added, "I don't believe it's a good idea to apply a standard of 'If men can get away with it, women should be able to, too.' Rather, I think the question we have to ask ourselves is this: What is the right way to behave to honor our sport and to respect our opponents?"

"I felt like at the very beginning he blew it", King said. "Maybe it didn't work out for me, but it's going to work out for the next person". "The world has just gone insane".

ATP players should think carefully about whether they address female umpires differently to their male counterparts.

The umpire at the centre of the Serena Williams sexism scandal has broken his silence over Saturday's US Open final.

People outside of the tennis world are also speaking up for Williams, including comedian Neal Brennan. She is a deeply excellent woman. I said, "They're impossible. They're like climbing Mt. Everest".

"Regardless of race or sex, they are lampooned due to their behaviour". In the attached video, I needed her to serve the ball into the camera on one bounce. But as you'll see, she was super chill about it, even fetching her own balls, and jogging to do it because she knew we were rolling. My point is, if you don't like Serena, there's something wrong with you. She's everything our society claims to value. Famed author J.K. Rowling, meanwhile, has voiced her support for Williams amid backlash to a cartoon depicting Serena's feud with Ramos, as CBS News reported, calling Williams "one of the greatest sportswomen alive". On one side people are like 'Serena loses it on the court.

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