Serena Williams fined $17000 for code violations at US Open

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The game was unfortunately overshadowed when chair umpire Carlos Ramos delivered the star a game penalty, leading to an understandably furious Serena calling him a "thief" and demanding he apologize for his decision, which worked against her. "When a man does the same, he's "outspoken" & and there are no repercussions".

It is possible to be both frustrated at sexist double standards in the tennis world and think that cheating is unacceptable. "More voices are needed to do the same". "It was my first Grand Slam so I'm really grateful for that".

After the match, Mouratoglou admitted: "I was coaching ..."

"Regardless of the rights and wrongs of Williams' behaviour, I really don't like that cartoon at all", one Twitter user said.

Williams was fined £13,000 including £7,700 for verbal abuse, however, she earned £1.43 million for reaching grand slam final.

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Serena Williams of the US argues tournament official Brian Earley while playing Naomi Osaka of Japan in the women's final on day thirteen of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

The first violation was for coaching, which Williams argued against.

And while finally after she had cooled down offering conditional praise to the contrastingly faultlessly-behaved Osaka, Williams never went as far as conceding that an infinitely better player on the day had beaten her.

USTA President Katrina Adams said: "We watch the guys do this all the time, they're badgering the umpire on the changeovers, nothing happens". That triggered a third violation, which resulted in a game penalty that gave Osaka a 5-3 lead. "And I knew how badly the crowd wanted her to win, I don't know, I was just really emotional up there".

The WTA is calling for equal treatment of all tennis players and coaching to be allowed across the sport in the aftermath of the U.S. Open final.

Williams received fines totaling $17,000 for the three code violations.

"I've said far worse", McEnroe, a seven-times Grand Slam singles victor, said on ESPN. Williams may well have lost the match to Osaka, but taking away a game at a critical point in Osaka's 6-2, 6-4 victory was a needless intrusion on the match.

Yomiuri centred Osaka's photograph holding the U.S. Open trophy at the top of its Monday front page - as did the two other large dailies.

It was a case she also was heard making to tournament referee Brian Earley and supervisor Donna Kelso, who Williams summoned to the court after Ramos penalized her. "They had everything to do with observing clear breaches of the grand slam code of conduct and then having the courage to call them without fear or favour". And it's just one more thing for an umpire to have to monitor.

He didn't win the title, but Juan Martin del Potro got back to a major final for the first time since his triumph at Flushing Meadows in 2009.