Billie Jean King: Serena was 'out of line,' but umpire 'blew it'

Billie Jean King: Serena was 'out of line,' but umpire 'blew it'

Since then, many have come to the defense of Williams and accused Ramos of holding the tennis star to a different standard because she's a woman. Lynne Adams tweeted on Tuesday, "Serena Williams is a large black woman who had a complete meltdown, what is racist about this cartoon".

There could be more fallout on the way following Serena Williams' clash with a chair umpire in Saturday's U.S. Open women's final.

Serena Williams recently grabbed all the headlines after losing to Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka during the US Open 2018 women's final match.

Clay Travis heavily refutes Serena's claims and called out the media for openly accepting and promoting extremely delicate and inflammable accusations that immorally stir up the worst parts of our society, especially when baseless in nature. "You just gotta keep going and fighting for everything, and one day you'll get to where you want".

No matter what your opinions are on the drama surrounding Osaka's win, everyone can agree that life is pretty sweet for her right now.

If the contract goes through, this would be the biggest deal the sportswear giant has ever given to a female tennis player and it could propel Osaka up the ranks on Forbes' 2018 list of highest paid female athletes, which Williams now leads.

Umpires are reportedly "disturbed" by the response from Williams, and league officials who publicly supported her.

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George's Park, where they will turn their attention to Tuesday's game with Switzerland at Leicester City's King Power Stadium. De Gea produced an acrobatic save to deny Rashford a second goal shortly afterwards but Spain ended the half on top.

The drama started when Ramos handed Williams a coaching violation early in the second set because of hand gestures made from the stands by her coach Patrick Mouratoglou. The third code violation resulted in a game penalty for Williams.

The criticisms of Ramos, the Times of London source said, prompted "a growing consensus that umpires were "not supported" by the USTA on several occasions, and that Ramos was 'thrown to the wolves for simply doing his job and was not willing to be abused for it'".

Williams was fined $17,000 in total: $10,000 for verbal abuse, $4,000 for the coaching violation, and $3,000 for racket abuse.

"He's never taken a game from a man because they said 'thief.' For me it blows my mind".

Much of the criticism of Williams has centered on how her actions had spoiled a precious moment for Osaka, who was even moved to apologize for beating the home favorite to a NY crowd angrily booing Ramos.

Tennis great John McEnroe, one of the game's most tempestuous characters in his playing days, said the sport must find a way to allow players to express feelings and inject their personality into the game while adhering to certain rules.

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