Serena Williams fined US$17K for rules violations at US Open Final

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Williams told reporters afterward she felt it was important to speak out as an example for younger players, saying, "Maybe it didn't work out for me, but it's going to work out for the next person".

Nobody has ever seen anything like it: An umpire so wrecked a big occasion that both players, Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams alike, wound up distraught with tears streaming down their faces during the trophy presentation and an incensed crowd screamed boos at the court.

'Saturday also brought to the forefront the question of whether different standards are applied to men and women in the officiating of matches.

"We do not believe that this was done last night". "When a man does the same, he's "outspoken" & and there are no repercussions", King tweeted late Saturday.

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That's only a shade more than the $548 that 23-time grand slam victor Williams earned every second she was on court while losing 6-2 6-4. The world's former No. 1 tennis player thanked Williams for "calling out this double standard" and said that "more voices are needed to do the same".

"We always had to go by the rules", Court, who dominated tennis during the 1960s and early 1970s, said according to a report in The Australian.

The drama started when Ramos handed Williams a coaching violation early in the second set because of hand gestures made from the stands by her coach Patrick Mouratoglou. When Osaka was announced the victor, the audience booed her, but Williams came to her defense.

"Yesterday's match showcased one of tennis' new stars as well as one of the greatest players of the game", Simons concluded. I think he would have (said that to a male player), I think it's a bond that they have and they way they communicate, and maybe not understanding they can have that same conversation with the women'.

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"He saw violations, he had the courage of his convictions to call them when he saw it and I support him 110 per-cent". I don't see things as Mr. Simon does.

Ings once issued a warning, point penalty and a game penalty against McEnroe at the 1987 U.S. Open for obscenities directed at the umpire.

"It's hard to generalise things".

Under Article III, Section P of the Grand Slam Rule Book, "verbal abuse" is defined as "a statement about an official, opponent, sponsor, spectator or other person that implies dishonesty or is derogatory, insulting or otherwise abusive".

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