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Umpires reportedly considering boycott of Serena Williams matches

15 September, 2018, 10:26 | Author: Candice Daniels
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A controversial cartoon of US tennis star Serena Williams, showing the player as having a temper tantrum at the US Open, has been reprinted in an Australian newspaper.

It was at the point she called him a "thief" that Ramos penalised Williams for verbal abuse, and docked her a game.

An Australian cartoonist faced criticism yesterday for portraying tennis superstar Serena Williams using what Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling described as "racist and sexist tropes".

Six-time US Open victor Williams, was initially disgusted after receiving a coaching violation from the umpire during the first set. Ramos warned and penalized Williams for three rule violations, including smashing her racket on the court.

Osaka earned your votes for the month of August after a sizzling two weeks in NY, where she became the first player, male or female, from Japan to win a Grand Slam singles title.

On Monday the cartoon by Mark Knight, who has since deleted his Twitter account, was called racist, as it depicted Williams with stereotypically oversized features, throwing a tantrum.

The cartoonist denied it was racist, saying he had meant to depict only the tennis player's "poor behaviour".

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Williams was thwarted in her bid for a record-tying 24th Slam singles crown in losing to Japan's Naomi Osaka.

"For me, I'm just me", said Osaka, when asked whether she represented a "new Japan".

"Don't you worry about me!" he added.

"In my head, sometimes I could become insane and the team couldn't be confident to call me into the team", Paire had said before his match. In Knight's cartoon, Williams was seen jumping up and down having spat out a dummy as the umpire asks Haitian-Japanese tournament victor Naomi Osaka "can't you just let her win?".

In the US Open 2018 final between Serena and eventual victor Naomi Osaka, the 23-time Grand Slam champion had a massive meltdown after she had lost the first set of the match and was given a warning for coaching violation. "Professional tennis players, sometimes, I think we lose sight of that".

"Me, as a woman, take a lot of warnings", Strycova said. "So, I was really happy that she said that". "If it's like this, let me know", Strycova said. She later said Ramos' treatment of her was sexist because male players have said worse things and not been punished the way she was.

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