Naomi Osaka wins US Open after Serena 'umpire thief' meltdown

10 September, 2018, 01:03 | Author: Irvin Gilbert
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The headlines were supposed to be about Williams' bid for a record-equalling 24th grand slam title and Osaka trying to become Japan's first slam victor, but instead an argument with umpire Carlos Ramos that escalated dominated the match.

Six games later, the umpire issued Williams a second code violation after she smashed her racket in frustration, resulting in an automatic point loss. She denied the violation, saying to chair umpire Carlos Ramos that she'd rather lose than cheat. She received a point penalty and therefore lost the match.

"You owe me an apology, I have never cheated in my life", Williams yelled. "I have a daughter and I stand for what's right for her", she said. There is no way a men's player with Serena's resume (multiple Grand Slam titles, economic driver of the sport) is getting a third code violation for that language in the finals of a major.

She then launched a series of verbal attacks on Ramos, demanding an apology for his call on the coaching violation to accusing him of being "a liar" and "a thief for stealing a point from me". I can promise you, that's not coaching, racquet abuse no doubt, but the verbal abuse???

"I felt like, 'Wow this isn't how I felt when I won my first grand slam, ' so I was like, 'I definitely don't want her to feel like that, '" Williams said.

Osaka ran off five straight games after Williams held serve to open the match.

The confrontation came at a time when Williams perhaps needed a spark after she lost the opening set 6-2 to the dominant Japanese starlet, but she was never able to recover. She was then forced to forfeit an entire game.

Williams, who had already made headlines at the US Open after French Open officials said it would ban her wearing her Black Panther bodysuit again at Roland Garros, said she would continue to fight for equal rights.

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2017 men's finalist Kevin Anderson urged Osaka to feel proud "for competing against someone you (and the rest of us) admire so much to win your first slam".

And now Twitter user @AgentTinsley has done the work to compile actual instances where Ramos was challenged without responding the way he responded to Williams in the final of a Grand Slam. At 20, Naomi Osaka has already risen.

Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka will play the U.S. Open women's final with the roof closed at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Matches on outer courts that were affected by rain were to be moved indoors. Male players are shirtless during matches all the time, including Novak Djokovic in a match that same day, as CNN reports.

"Serena is a champion & doesn't deserve it - the same way that Naomi is a champion & doesn't deserve this atmosphere for her first GS title!"

Of the five main draw finals, four will have been chaired by a female umpire this year. He tweeted: "I covered 17 US Opens for Sports Illustrated".

Murray won a year ago with Martin Hingis and she was in the box Saturday to cheer the doubles team at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Former players said it's common practice and they're rarely called out for it, adding that any questionable behaviour usually gets a "soft warning" first.

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