Some Are Calling Serena Williams' Loss Sexist

Jim Crow memorabilia’ Australian cartoonist attacked for 'racist' Serena Williams caricature

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"It's an unhappy situation but à la carte refereeing doesn't exist", the 47-year-old told Portugal's Tribuna Expresso. He was referring to the controversy around the officiating during the match. "Don't worry about me".

The fallout from the women's US Open final has sparked debate about whether female tennis players are treated unfairly by match officials. The second and third violations earned the player a point penalty and then a game penalty, giving Osaka a 5-3 second-set lead that effectively gifted her the title.

"I think everything would have been different". "It is the inconsistency", said Azarenka in a live video on her Instagram page.

Tennis umpires are unhappy about USTA and WTA criticism of fellow umpire Carlos Ramos, according to the Times, with some even talking about a potential boycott of Serena Williams' matches.

Williams was fined $17,000 for three violations in Saturday's final. Never in my life have I had a coaching violation. Williams said to Ramos. "Because I am a woman you are going to take this away from me?"

But the ITF have further shown their support by putting Ramos in charge of the Davis Cup semi-final between United States of America and Croatia this weekend in Zadar. Mr Ramos' decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules and were re-affirmed by the US Open's decision to fine Serena Williams for three offences.

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It comes after Martina Navratilova, an eighteen-time Grand Slam singles champion, slammed Williams' outburst during the U.S. Open final defeat, writing for the New York Times that she had behavior "that no one should be engaging in on the court".

Simon also addressed the possibility of making coaching legal, saying that "we also think the issue of coaching needs to be addressed and should be allowed across the sport".

"The point is he (Ramos) aggravated the situation, instead of "I'm not attacking your character" which is the most important thing he could have said". And I grudgingly held on to that racket.

Under the headline "welcome to PC world", the paper said: "If the self-appointed censors of Mark Knight get their way on his Serena Williams cartoon, our new politically correct life will be very boring indeed".

In the cartoon, Knight showed the umpire asking tournament victor Naomi Osaka "can't you just let her win?".

There is plenty to back up her claim: Male tennis pros James Blake and Andy Roddick both admitted on Twitter to having said far worse to umpires and having no real repercussions.

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