Serena Williams faces substantial fine after US Open final outburst

Serena Williams faces substantial fine after US Open final outburst

Serena Williams faces substantial fine after US Open final outburst

Serena Williams of U.S. talks with referee Brian Earley as umpire Carlos Ramos looks on during her singles final match against Naomi Osaka of Japan at the 2018 US Open.

"I just feel like I had a lot of emotions, so I had to kind of categorize what was which emotion", Osaka said when asked about the exceptionally awkward trophy ceremony. "I felt like, 'Wow, this isn't how I felt when I won my first Grand Slam.' I was like, 'Wow, I definitely don't want her to feel like that, '" said Williams, who missed last year's U.S. Open because her daughter, Olympia, was born during the tournament.

Williams, who was under the impression the first violation had been rescinded, returned to Ramos to seek an apology for saying she had received coaching earlier.

The tournament referee's office Sunday docked Williams $10,000 for "verbal abuse" of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 for breaking her racket.

Williams addressed Osaka's bittersweet win in her post-match presser.

"I couldn't eat anything, I felt like I was going to throw up". Williams told Ramos. "You owe me an apology". "Okay, because I know that, like, she really wanted to have the 24th Grand Slam, right?"

Osaka then also responded to booing from the audience.

Soon, Osaka was finishing off a 6-2, 6-4 victory that made her the first player from Japan to win a Grand Slam singles title.

That she was able to not let the moment get the better of her is a testament to her mettle in high-pressure situations, which bodes well for her hopes of racking up more Grand Slam titles. Osaka, who happens to be coached by Williams' former hitting partner, hit more aces, 6-3.

When a woman is emotional, she's "hysterical" and she's penalised for it. "I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality", she claimed.

The victory made Murray, who won here past year with Martina Hingis, the first man to win consecutive US Open mixed doubles titles since Bob Bryan in 2003-04.

"There are men out here that do a lot worse", she said, "but because I'm a woman, because I'm a woman, you're going to take this away from me?"

Here's what the big-picture takeaway should be: Tennis needs a commissioner to oversee all aspects of the sport, someone to make sure there is consistency in the rules and the way they are applied.

USTA president Katrina Adams issued a statement after the match, making a point of noting Williams' "class and sportsmanship" and calling her "an inspiration to me, personally, and a credit to our sport, win or lose". It isn't and, as a result, a player was penalized for the actions of her coach.

"You know how many other men do things - they do much worse than that. This is outrageous", said Williams, before leaving her press conference to applause.

"I've sat courtside watching the men ranting at umpires and they haven't been given a violation", Barker said.

Meanwhile, Mouratoglou took to Twitter to also take aim at Ramos.

"For you to attack my character is something that's wrong", Williams said during a changeover. We don't have any code and I know you don't know that, and I understand why you may have thought that was coaching, but I'm telling you it's not.

"It's weird in the women's game where they have coaching", said Barker.

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