Serena Williams got off easy

Osaka tames Keys to set up US Open final with childhood idol Serena

"He (Ramos) alleged that I was cheating, and I wasn't cheating", said Williams. Eventually, Williams called Ramos "a thief", drawing the third violation for "verbal abuse" - and costing her a game, putting Osaka ahead 5-3.

When a reporter asked Williams whether her mind had flashed back to her infamous tirade over a foot fault in the final at Flushing Meadows nine years ago, she replied: "I think it's just instantly, just like, 'Oh, gosh, I don't want to go back to 2004.' Forget 2009, you know".

Williams, who was visibly emotional after the heated exchange, pleaded her case on the court and accused the umpire of sexism. This is not fair.

"There's a lot of things he could have done along the way to maybe not get to the point where it was game [violation] and really change the whole narrative of this match". The violations were for coaching (supposedly Ramos saw Williams' coach signaling to her during a game), breaking her racket and behavior Romas deemed "verbal abuse". "More voices are needed to do the same", she added.

"Cornet should be able to take off her shirt without getting a fine".

Serena stormed up to his chair and informed him that she would never deliberately receive guidance from Mouratoglou, who was sat in the players' box.

The former world number one had her second chance of the year to equal Margaret Court's long-standing grand slam record of 24 grand slams, but let her emotions get the better of her against a brilliant and calm Naomi Osaka in NY. "You owe me an apology".

But the game will be remembered for Williams' meltdown and confrontation with the umpire and match referee.

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.

Williams was gracious as Osaka wrapped up her first Grad Slam title, as she urged the crowd at Arthur Ashe stadium to applaud the newly crowned champion. "Actress Gabrielle Union called her "the best athlete the world has ever seen" and said Osaka demonstrated "#BlackGirlMagic & fierce determination".

The 20-year-old professional tennis player has called the match with Williams a "dream match".

"I've never seen anything like it. Tennis was the loser and we lost what was potentially a fantastic match", Barker said. "I'd rather lose. I'm just letting you know!"

Last month, Williams black catsuit caused a stir at the French Open with the President of the tennis tournament asking Serena to "respect the game and the place" and banning the suit altogether. "I have a daughter and I stand for what's right for her".

"When are you going to give me my apology". From there Williams could not recover and Osaka claimed her victory.

Williams was given a 3rd code violation in the 2nd set of the U.S. Open Final, resulting in the loss of a game.

"They're going to be allowed to do that because of today", she said.

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