Published: Sun, September 09, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Serena: ‘I am not a cheat’, accuses tennis of ‘sexism’

Serena: ‘I am not a cheat’, accuses tennis of ‘sexism’

Osaka spent the formative years of her childhood living in NY and first came to Flushing Meadows as a fan hoping to catch a glimpse of Williams. Osaka took advantage of that and won the second set, securing the victory in the U.S. Open Final.

Williams is referencing an incident from last week when French player Alizé Cornet was penalized for briefly taking her shirt off mid-match.

"When you just come back and then you make the finals of two slams, I think that's really unbelievable". You are a liar. "You will never, ever be on another court of mine. Say you are sorry", Serena screamed.

And when it comes to looking back at the footage of the final, she will realise - she was going to beat her hero in straight sets, and would have done it even without the penalties. He alleged that I was cheating, and I wasn't cheating.

Williams whispered something to Osaka and wrapped an arm around her shoulders.

"I don't want to be rude". I don't think [Serena] looked at me, so that's why she didn't think I was (coaching). I think, you know, what Serena was talking about - the unfairness of the entire thing. "So congratulations, Naomi. No more booing". "You stole a point from me and you are a thief", Williams said during a changeover at 3-4, to prompt the ruling.

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"It was always my dream to play Serena in the US Open finals". Ramos's rationale was that Williams's coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, made a motion from the stands that appeared to instruct Williams to go to the net more frequently. "I wasn't being coached". It was the combination of the code violation for coaching and the racket abuse charge that surmounted to the loss of the point called by Ramos. Everyone is doing it 100% of the time.

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She went back to argue with him some more and didn't hold back as she told him how she felt. "I can't sit here and say I wouldn't say he's a thief, because I thought he took a game from me".

"I'm not at liberty to talk about it".

"I never had any warning in my career for coaching".

Ramos then called another infraction on Williams for verbal abuse, which meant a game penalty, which awarded the eighth game to Osaka, and found Williams serving the ninth game.

Williams reacted angrily, telling Ramos she doesn't cheat.

"But I've seen other men call other umpires several things". "I'm here fighting for women's rights and women's equality and for all kinds of stuff".

"When I turned around it was 5-3 so I was a little bit confused then", she said of the game suddenly awarded to her. She said it "blows her mind", and that she won't stop sticking up for what she believes in, even if it leads to some repercussions along the way.

Osaka, a self-proclaimed Serena fan and first Japanese woman to reach a Grand Slam singles final, told reporters after her semi-final that she would focus on separating the legend from the player.

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

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