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Osaka not saddened by Serena row in U.S. Open final

Osaka not saddened by Serena row in U.S. Open final

The tournament referee's office fined Williams $17,000 for infractions during her U.S. Open final match. It confirmed that, under the Grand Slam rule book, all three violations he issued against Williams - following the three-step penalty process of warning-point-game - were correct.

It's a conversation that has been raging ever since the incident, which occurred in the second set of Naomi Osaka's victory over Williams.

"There is a lot of unhappiness in the umpiring community because no one is standing up for officials", an anonymous senior umpire told the Guardian.

"I think just growing up and watching her play and having the opportunity to play during the finals in Arthur Ashe".

The former World No.1 has softened her initial stance on the controversy, saying Serena was "totally out of line" when she vehemently disputed calls by chair umpire Carlos Ramos during Sunday's final.

King's remarks to CNN were something of a walk back of her earlier comments when she said in a Washington Post editorial that Williams had faced down sexism with her protests. That triggered a third violation, which resulted in a game penalty that gave Osaka a 5-3 lead.

On Monday, the International Tennis Federation said Ramos acted "at all times with professionalism and integrity", a statement welcomed by Ings, who was a professional chair umpire from 1986 to 1993.

"The umpiring fraternity is thoroughly disturbed at being abandoned by the WTA", Ings said on Tuesday, via ESPN.

"There is a huge double standard for women when it comes to how bad behaviour is punished - and not just in tennis", Navratilova said.

Ramos ultimately charged Williams with three infractions: the illegal coaching, racket abuse, and- after calling Ramous a "thief" and a "liar"- another violation for verbal abuse.

DeGeneres assured the softly-spoken Osaka, who is only 20 and admitted in the past that Williams was her childhood hero, that she was a deserved victor of the tournament.

"I've said far worse", McEnroe, a seven-times Grand Slam singles victor, said on ESPN.

Williams struggled against her young counterpart, but was repeatedly penalized during the match, causing the tennis icon to lose her cool multiple times.

"It's an unhappy situation but à la carte refereeing doesn't exist", added the 47-year-old seasoned umpire. "Don't worry about me", Ramos said while speaking to Portuguese newspaper Tribuna Expresso, according to The Associated Press.


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