Martina Navratilova criticizes Serena Williams' behavior at US Open final
Sep 12 2018
If it's the WTA/USTA they're mad at, though, then I don't understand the point of limiting the boycott to Williams.
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.
UmpireCarlos Ramos received a large chunk of the blame for Saturday's fallout, with the Women's Tennis Association taking the side of their biggest star after Williams accused him of sexism.
Williams protested, telling Ramos he was a liar and a "thief for stealing a point" from her.
On Monday, the ITF, which oversees the Davis Cup, issued a statement defending Ramos, saying his "decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules" and that his rulings were "reaffirmed by the U.S. Open's decision to fine Serena Williams for the three offences". "We'll get through it. Let's not boo anymore".
It's just the latest example of Williams confronting sexism in and around her sport but it may be the most profound and publicly visible moment yet. "There's no equality when it comes to what the men are doing to the chair umpires and what the women are doing, and I think there has to be some consistency across the board".
Swedish umpire Mohamed Lahyani was reprimanded by the USTA for going "beyond protocol" when he climbed down from his chair to give Nick Kyrgios a pep talk during his second-round match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has also weighed in, offering its backing to Williams, with chief executive Steve Simon saying different standards of tolerance exist for men and women. She did not stomp on her racket during the match as the cartoon portrayed.
Would a male player have been treated the same way? I'm really sad to lose the final in this tournament because I had too much passion playing the final, trying towin the title again.
"We manage Nishikori so we know how strong that market is for endorsements". Here's your chance. Value her.
NEW YORK (AP) - When Serena Williams told the umpire at the U.S. Open final that he owed her an apology, that he had stolen something from her, and then she got penalized for her words, Breea Willingham could relate to her frustration and anger.
Writer JK Rowling quickly called out a racist cartoon about Saturday's final match that appeared in Australia's The Herald Sun on Sunday. One, in the charicature of Serena.