Naomi Osaka reveals conversation with Serena Williams after US Open final

Tyler Owen
September 17, 2018

This is said to be because the CEO of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), Steve Simon, and the U.S. Tennis Association President Katrina Adams, had released statements in support of Serena. Why is it okay for them to question umpires when it's not okay for Serena to do the same?

Considering that few Japanese players have made it to the top in the tennis world, several media sources also speculate that this heightened interest will result in more Japanese children aiming to become professional tennis players.

"This is a bulls***, for umpires being women or men doesn't matter", Strycova reportedly said.

Please check your privilege and rethink before you criticize.

But I hope we will all remember that this tennis match was about more than that. An indignant Williams emphatically defended herself, denying she had cheated. She should pack her bags and retire.

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Despite a series of unfortunate events that marred one of the finest matches ever played by someone in her position, Osaka claimed the trophy and the $3.8-million prize with a 6-2, 6-4 mastery of Williams for the first Grand Slam crown of her career. She then smashed her racket on the ground, which cost her a point and then called the umpire a thief, which cost her a game.

"The umpires are here to analyse the match and they are not here to use the stopwatch". It had nothing to do with race or gender.

The Japanese player's breakthrough triumph in NY was overshadowed by an explosive row between her opponent Williams and umpire Carlos Ramos which resulted in the 23-times Grand Slam champion being docked a game and fined $17,000 (£12,975). "In a situation where we know Serena is unbelievable; she's iconic; and we know that Carlos is there because he's worthy of being there for those matches". "I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuff".

"She is clearly proud of her Haitian heritage and it's inspiring to see her acknowledge it and its influence on her".

The 20-year-old melted hearts when she burst into sobs as boos rang out following her emphatic 6-2, 6-4 thrashing of Williams in a controversial NY final a little over a week ago. "I'd rather loose.... I'm just letting you know!" "At the same time, it is important to remember that Mr. Ramos undertook his duties as an official according to the relevant rule book and acted at all times with professionalism and integrity".

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