Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Naomi Osaka Talks U.S. Open Controversy with Serena Williams

Naomi Osaka Talks U.S. Open Controversy with Serena Williams

The potential stance comes after the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and United States Tennis Association (USTA) supported the athlete following her claims of sexism against chair umpire Carlos Ramos in the final.

Williams spoke exclusively to The Project's Lisa Wilkinson, in an interview to air next Sunday. "If you want to see good tennis, you have to let the players breathe a little". "We've never had signals".

Billie Jean King wrote that Ramos was guilty of "an abuse of power" saying that he treated Williams differently than male players.

"It isn't the first time you have had to deal with unfair judgment against you, and yet you have this incredible ability to come back with such courage and grace", she said, before steering the conversation away from the US Open drama.

Osaka who, like Williams, will inspire a new generation of tennis players.

"I'm honest, I was coaching".

"I didn't say "stupid umpire", I said "stupid umpiring". If it was wrong, it should prompt a discussion about what needs to be changed in either the rules or the interpretation of the rules to reduce officiating errors. However, only Djokovic was issued a warning and directed a comment at the umpire during the game: "Double standards, my friend, double standards", he told Ramos. The incident led to scores of Williams' supporters coming to her defence but also to widespread criticism, especially on social media, of the 23-time Grand Slam victor.

"Tell me why Beyoncé decides to have a concert in Miami at the same time as the US Open".

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DeMelo played mostly on San Jose's third defensive pair last season when he had no goals and 20 assists in 63 games. "As of right now, it's extremely emotional and sad moment", said Karlsson, his voice catching in his throat.

"I just don't understand ... if you're a female, you should be able to do even half of what a guy can do", she continued.

You'd think it would be a hard road, given the recent decision to penalise Alize Cornet for switching her shirt around mid game. "I knew I was a different colour, and I wished I could be the same".

While her payday from the US Open wasn't too shabby- $3.8 million in case you were curious, she was on Thursday, signed on as brand ambassador for Nissan motors in Yokohama, Japan at a grand welcome ceremony held in her honour.

Apart from the possibility that the match may not have been over at the time, her behaviour can not be condoned.

Controversy and turmoil has been roiling ever since Ramos gave Serena Williams a violation for receiving coaching during last Saturday's final defeat to Naomi Osaka.

Sarah Robb O'Hagan, chief executive of Flywheel Sports, lauded Williams for calming the audience at the US Open final after it started booing.

While I cannot see how Serena could be blamed for her coach signalling to her, her behaviour was poor, and very poor at that. "That's what it's all about".

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