Naomi Osaka "Not Sad" About Serena Controversy Overshadowing US Open Win

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Serena Williams loses her cool during the US Open final

"Williams was absolutely marvellous towards Osaka after the match. This is evidence of people just not being willing to call out the truth, which is Serena cheated and got caught".

Ramos is back in the umpire's chair this weekend when Croatia host the United States in a Davis Cup tie in Zadar and USA captain Jim Courier said of the Williams incident: "It's been polarized and in some ways politicized".

Despite the myriad of controversies surrounding last weekend's event, US Open champ Naomi Osaka said she is not sad that the behavior of Serena Williams has, for now, overshadowed her win. She later smashed her racket on the court, resulting in a point penalty and more choice words for Ramos.

"I think for this year my immediate goal would be to get to Singapore", said Osaka after putting herself firmly in contention to reach the season-ending WTA Finals.

I hate to sound whiny, but Serena's incident, whether you think she is a sore loser or not, should bring us to think about how we treat women who are not conventionally "ladylike".

And while the on-stage talk was mostly geared towards fashion, O'Hagan did touch on Williams' dispute with the match umpire.

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Williams received warnings for receiving coaching and breaking a racket, before she was docked a game for calling Ramos a "thief". "It made me feel like it was a sexist remark", she told reporters on Saturday. "With a combination of grit and grace, Naomi Osaka is not afraid to take on the best tennis players of our time and win", said Asako Hoshino, Nissan's senior vice president, in a statement.

My friends will tell you how we utterly hate it when a man interrupts a women making a point, only to make the same point the woman was trying to make, what is now called "mansplaining". "Overall I felt really happy and know I accomplished a lot".

Williams was fined $17,000 for the blowup.

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Women's Tennis Association (WTA), however, supported Williams' accusations that Ramos' actions were based in sexism.

Clearly, the stinging criticism from Christianson and threats of boycott seem to suggest this row is not going away any time soon. In fact, this is the sort of behaviour that nobody should be engaging in on the court. "But we have no doubt that Carlos was just enforcing the rules as he sees them".

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