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Williams received several violations during her match with Osaka. She should reflect on her behaviour and apologise to Naomi Osaka, who wasn't able to properly savour her victory, and to Mr Ramos, who was only doing his job.

In an interview with The Project, which will air on Sunday on Network Ten, Williams defended her initial claim that she was not being coached.

'He said he made a motion, I don't understand what he was talking about, ' Ms Williams told Ms Wilkinson.

Ramos deducted Williams a game for her third violation, verbal abuse, and the America was fined £13,000 ($17,000) for her actions after the final. She then smashed her racket on the ground, which cost her a point and then called the umpire a thief, which cost her a game.

Serena Williams' husband Alexis Ohanian has spoken out over what he calls "misleading" reporting of statistics showing the punishments for male and female players in tennis.

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But at least two tennis stars have since given Williams a strong rebuke for her behavior.

Strycova, ranked 25th in the world by the WTA, said she believes the tantrum resulted from Williams' realization that the match was slipping away.

"I don't think you can win a Grand Slam and not be confident in yourself, but that's not my immediate mindset". Strycova asked. "I find it interesting that she did it only when she was losing". I mean, I don't think she looked at me so that's why she didn't even think I was, ' he told ESPN. The Color of Change petition cites the firing of Tony Nimmons - a black chair umpire who sued the USTA for discrimination earlier this year - as evidence of systemic racism in American tennis by the sport's governing body. But Osaka, who has shone a light on mixed-race athletes in Japan with her fairytale NY triumph, warned that she is now a completely different player. However, Osaka pointed to her nervous demeanour after winning her maiden WTA title at Indian Wells in March, where she blurted out: "Hi, I'm Naomi. this is probably going to be the worst acceptance speech of all time". She asserted, "I have never cheated in my life!"

More than bragging rights, Osaka also won $3.9 million for her U.S. Open win, which is the single largest prize every given out in the 50-year history of the tournament.

Ramos is a "gold-badge" umpire, a status conferred on the top officials in tennis.

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