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Williams's coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, acknowledged that he was trying to give her instructions, but said that she did not see him.

FILE PHOTO: Serena Williams of the United States smashes her racket during the women's final against Naomi Osaka of Japan on day thirteen of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in NY, U.S., September 8, 2018.

She was overcome with emotion while on the court for the trophy presentation as fans booed the outcome and supported Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles champion who has been vying for Margaret Court's record of 24 Slam singles title. The confrontation continued as an audibly upset Williams approached the umpire chair and demanded an apology from Ramos, while adamantly saying that she did not cheat and receive coaching. "But then when I hugged her at the net.", Osaka explained as she began to tear up.

"I have never cheated in my life!"

With this victory and the manner of it, she has positioned herself as the next big hope to succeed Williams as the dominant force in women's tennis. I know you were here rooting, I was rooting too. She was telling me to think of it as just another match and then I would yell at her, 'Are you insane? When are you going to give me my apology? "I said, 'I want to be like her'".

Naomi Osaka attributed her composure during a wild first grand slam final partly to her sister's taste in bakery products.

It all has led to so many debates and discrepancies in tennis right now, including whether men should play best-of-three-set matches or best-of-five; whether all of the majors should join the U.S. Open in having fifth-set tiebreakers; whether there should be an "extreme heat" rule for men the way there is for women (the U.S. Tennis Association improvised one for men last week); even what the clothing rules should be, including whether the French Open should be allowed to tell Williams not to wear her catsuit again and whether a female player can change her shirt on court the way a male player can.

Williams was cited for the verbal abuse for calling him a "thief".

Osaka ahead 15-love, Williams told Ramos he should have retracted the initial warning for coaching.

"In what was a blatantly racist and sexist move, tennis umpire Carlos Ramos unfairly penalized Serena Williams in an abhorrent display of male dominance and discrimination".

"Williams" only message Saturday night was a brief Instagram video of her 1-year-old daughter Olympia, wearing a miniature version of her mom's tutu and little sneakers, toddling with her beloved doll, Qai Qai.

"This is outrageous", said Williams warming to her theme. I'm sorry it had to end like this.

"Her first Grand Slam win has been marred in some way". "There's a lot of men out here that have said a lot of things and because they are men [the same punishment] does not happen to them".

That remark triggered the code violation for verbal abuse, which is defined in the rule book as "a statement about an official, opponent, sponsor, spectator or other person that implies dishonesty or is derogatory, insulting or otherwise abusive".

One thing that is certain is that Osaka's stock around the world, but particularly in Japan, will skyrocket.

Former umpire Richard Ings, who was also in charge of officials and rules on the men's tour, backed Ramos' actions.

She will head to Tokyo from NY ahead of the Pan Pacific Open, beginning on September 17, and it is likely to be some homecoming for the player born in Japan but raised in the United States.

"If they can't adhere to the rules then they will have to allow the coaching because we can't have things like this outburst anymore".

"It's weird in the women's game where they have coaching", said Barker. To lose a game for saying that, it's not fair.


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