Serena’s meltdown at the US Open

Sergio Cunningham
September 10, 2018

"You will never, ever be on another court of mine, you are the liar", she fumed and he handed her a game penalty for a third violation for verbal abuse that cost her a game.

Later on, Williams received a point penalty for breaking her racket in frustration where she again went after Ramos.

Following the outburst, Ramos docked a game from Williams, leaving the score at 3-5. "I'd rather lose", she told the umpire.

She resumed that argument after the second violation, still angry about the first violation. But Williams played a poor game right after that to get broken immediately, and she smashed her racket on the court, destroying it. I've never cheated and you owe me an apology. I mean, like he's never taken a game from a man because he's said thief. "I have a daughter and I stand for what's right for her".

USTA chairwoman Katrina Adams released a statement Saturday night saying Williams actually showed "a great deal of class and sportsmanship" during the ceremony. "You need to make an announcement that I didn't get coaching", she said.

"I'm really grateful I was able to play with you, thank you".

"I was coaching but I don't think she looked at me", he said. She gave Osaka, who became the first Japanese person to win a grand slam title, all the credit for the win.

Yet the final result of the match will be overshadowed by Williams' behaviour, after she urged referee Ramos to apologise to her as she came close to being disqualified from the tournament.

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Naomi Osaka thwarted Serena Williams' attempts to seal a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title at the US Open. She also took a 1-0 lead in the first set, and eventually pushed that lead to 3-1, before Osaka stormed back to win the match. But the Grand Slam committee ruled that what she did "did not rise to the level of a major offense" and so she didn't face the additional disciplinary action that she could have been subject to after what happened in 2009. At 20, Naomi Osaka has already risen.

Serena Williams has been fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during the US Open final.

Matches on outer courts that were affected by rain were to be moved indoors.

Others widely shared Sally Jenkin's op-ed in the Washington Post, in which she said that the umpire "abused his authority". "You're a thief." Ramos, who is known on the circuit for being officious and has previously been criticised for unfair treatment by the leading male players Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, deducted a game from the American. Serena also stated that she was only penalized because she was a woman.

Of the five main draw finals, four will have been chaired by a female umpire this year.

Murray won past year with Martin Hingis and she was in the box Saturday to cheer the doubles team at Arthur Ashe Stadium. - Former US men's player Mardy Fish.

Serena Williams of the United States reacts during the final changeover before the end of the women's final.

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