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Tennis world divided after Serena Williams' US Open outburst

Tennis world divided after Serena Williams' US Open outburst”

Roger Federer was fined just $1,500 for a berating an umpire with an expletive during the 2009 U.S. Open, and Adams pointed out that the amount of fines is at the discretion of the administrator of the four Grand Slam events, not the USTA.

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Women's Tennis Association (WTA), however, supported Williams' accusations that Ramos' actions were based in sexism.

"There is a lot of unhappiness in the umpiring community because no one is standing up for officials", an anonymous source told The Guardian. "Will the rules change in Serena's matches?". "I find it interesting that she did it only when she was losing".

The U.S. Open fined Williams for her three code violations. "Don't you worry about me", the 47-year-old is quoted as saying in the newspaper.

"In comparison, I never saw (Rafael) Nadal shouting like that with an umpire".

With the new deal, reports suggest Osaka could climb the Forbes ladder to become the second-highest paid player of 2018, ahead of Caroline Wozniacki but just behind Williams, but she will have to go some way to matching the all-time tennis great.

"The way Serena handled the situation, I think she handled it with such grace and class".

"We should not let her record, as glowing as it is, overshadow the fact that on this day, in this match Williams was wrong", Ings wrote in The Sydney Morning Herald. Speaking on ESPN, McEnroe backed Serena, who called the chair umpire Carlos Ramos as a "thief".

During a changeover, Williams resumed her argument with the umpire, this time saying he was attacking her character and was a "thief". "I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuff".

The CEO of the Women's Tennis Association, Steve Simon, also issued a statement backing Williams on Sunday and said that his organization "believes that there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men vs. women", while also adding they he did "not believe that this was done last night". "So, I was really happy that she said that".

Britain's Jamie Murray has rejected claims of men being treated more leniently than women by umpires.

One of the most controversial Grand Slam finals of all time divided tennis and triggered a debate about sexism in the sport, fuelled by Williams's assertion that Ramos would not have dealt with a male player in the same way. "I think that's probably the context of the conversation".



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