Serena Williams defends US Open outburst, labels umpire 'sexist'

Serena Williams Fell To Naomi Osaka In A Tense US Open Final

"I've never cheated, and you owe me an apology", she yelled.

"You will never, ever, ever be on another court of mine as long as you live".

"You are a liar", she called out the umpire.

After a rather disastrous opening set, where four double faults and 13 unforced errors from Williams helped Osaka to a 6-2 set win, Ramos noticed hand gestures coming from Williams' box early in the second set.

The 36-year-old, who was targeting a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title at Flushing Meadows, angrily confronted umpire Ramos after being told off for what he deemed a coaching intervention.

She said on Instagram: 'First of all - and it's very important - I want to congratulate Naomi.

The money will go to the International Tennis Federation's Grand Slam Development Fund. Let's not boo any more.

She also called Ramos a "thief", asserting that he stole the point from her. Ramos then penalized Williams further, citing "verbal abuse". She embraced Osaka after taking the loss. "I have a daughter and I stand for what's right for her".

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

"How dare you insinuate that I was cheating?"

Williams took it up with tournament referee Brian Earley and called the penalties unfair: "This has happened to me too many times".




"That's where the rule gets really tricky for the player on the court".

The fall-out from this final is likely to rumble on for some time, with the long-time coaching partnership between Williams and Mouratoglou now under real strain.

After a confident hold punctuated by a 106 miles per hour ace Osaka broke again to lead 4-1, silencing the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd.

Osaka indeed made history for Japan but the final will be remembered as much - if not more - for Williams clashing with chair umpire Carlos Ramos.

Williams' outburst seemed to suggest she didn't know Mouratoglou was attempting to signal to her and the rules are quite strict in that regard.

After Ramos warned Williams about receiving coaching from her team in the stands, the 23-time Grand Slam victor defiantly told the umpire that she doesn't cheat and "would rather lose".

USTA Chairman and President Katrina Adams issued a statement as well, lauding Williams for her "great deal of class and sportsmanship". "She's right about the guys being held to a different standard, there's no question".

What happened: Facing a break point at the start of the second set, Williams hit a forehand that she celebrated with a familiar cry of "Come on!" "Coaching on every point should be allowed in tennis". I haven't cheated in my life. Eventually, a full game penalty was leveled against Williams.

After Osaka broke for a 4-3 lead Williams continued her verbal assault on Ramos, who docked her a game for a third violation that put Osaka up 5-3.

Serena Williams of the USA reacts during the final changeover.

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