Serena Williams fined $26000 for US Open outburst

Serena Williams fined $26000 for US Open outburst

Williams was adamant in her post-match press conference that she had not received any coaching despite Patrick Mouratoglou's claims that he had signalled her from the box, and she had no regrets as she believed she "stood up for what she believed in and stood up for what was right".

What the 2018 final will forever be remembered for is the way Williams clashed with chair umpire Carlos Ramos, demanding an apology after he initially issued a warning for a code violation in the second set's second game for receiving coaching, which is not allowed during Grand Slam matches. The breakdown of her penalties was $10,000 for "verbal abuse" (calling Ramos a "thief"), $4,000 for coaching and $3,000 for breaking her racket.

The other two infractions were $4,000 for the initial code violation for being warned about coaching and $3,000 for smashing her racket after having her serve broken in the second set.

The six-times U.S. Open champion, who has since been fined $17,000 by the United States Tennis Association for the violations, vigorously disputed each during the match.

Osaka then admitted the whole thing was hard on both sides, saying: 'I know that everyone was cheering for her. I just want to say thank you for watching the match'.

That is when Serena showed support to her fellow woman and athlete by putting her arm around her.

"I'd rather lose... I'm just letting you know!"

On Saturday, Williams repeatedly told Ramos she wanted an apology. "I really didn't hear anything that was going on".

Later, Serena started tearing up as well as she praised Naomi: 'I don't want to do questions.

That she was able to not let the moment get the better of her is a testament to her mettle in high-pressure situations, which bodes well for her hopes of racking up more Grand Slam titles. The rating of 2.5 for the match was second only to a primetime telecast in 2015 in which Williams faced her sister Venus, and Novak Djokovic faced Feliciano Lopez.

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She later accused him of sexism, saying: "He's never taken a game from a man because they said "thief". Then came Williams' infamous tirade after a foot fault in the 2009 semifinals against Kim Clijsters, and a to-do over a hindrance call in the 2011 final against Sam Stosur.

Osaka's current clothing contract with adidas runs out at the end of the year and she is now perfectly positioned to secure a multi-million-dollar deal, along with many other endorsements.

Serena Williams acted like a champion even if she lost.

"I know she was frustrated by the way the game ended, but the way she took a step forward after the final and gave Naomi all the credit says a lot in her favour", she added.

"I've said far worse", McEnroe, a seven-time Grand Slam singles victor, said on ESPN. It was just so sad for me to see at the presentation that she was in tears.

Verbal abuse is defined as a statement about an official, opponent, sponsor, spectator or other person that implies dishonesty or is derogatory, insulting or otherwise.

Here's what the big-picture takeaway should be: Tennis needs a commissioner to oversee all aspects of the sport, someone to make sure there is consistency in the rules and the way they are applied. Mouratoglou also offered a few valid points.

But as the dust settles, Osaka, Williams and those who watched are all starting to parse Osaka's achievement from the controversy that had transpired.

"Like 100 per cent of the coaches, in 100 per cent of the matches, so we have to stop this hypocrite thing", he said. "Maybe there has to be a supervisor that comes on and has the final say before you give a game away".

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