US Open: Barbora Strycova slams Serena Williams' 'Bullsh--t' meltdown

Ruben Hill
September 14, 2018

Much of the criticism of Williams has centred on how her actions had spoiled a precious moment for Osaka, who was even moved to apologise for beating the home favourite to a NY crowd angrily booing Ramos.

Williams got a warning for violating a rarely enforced rule against receiving coaching from the sidelines. Visibly angered by the accusation, Williams confronted Ramos. When are you going to give me my apology?

Williams later broke her racket and shouted at Ramos, which led to a penalty point and a game penalty.

In response, umpires are reportedly threatening to boycott Williams' matches, as they feel that Ramos is being unfairly criticized for his conduct during the match, according to The Times of London.

In the eight categories - Racket abuse, Audible obscenity, unsportsmanlike conduct, coaching and coaches, ball abuse, verbal abuse, and visual obscenity - men were penalised more often in all but one.

'But you are not perplexed with her behavior last Saturday?' another user wrote. She was disqualified from a semifinal match at the 2009 US Open for threatening a lineswoman.

Both during the match and in the aftermath, Williams made claims that the penalties against her came from a sexist umpire. She added, "He's never taken a game from a man because they said 'thief.' For me it blows my mind".

But the cartoon keeps bringing criticism, most notably online.

Knight's detractors included author JK Rowling, who said: "Well done on reducing one of the greatest sportswomen alive to racist and sexist tropes and turning a second great sportswoman into a faceless prop".

The cartoon attracted anger over Knight's depiction of Williams as a large woman with oversized lips, calling it a stereotypical portrayal of black women.

Osaka's multi-racial identity is unusual in Japan, and she was asked at the news conference about how that factored into the Nissan relationship.

"Ellen hit me up and told me she was having you on the show, so I wanted to send my love and support and just say congratulations", the actor said on the video.

"Umpires keep asking: 'What if it was me in that chair on Saturday?' There is a widespread feeling that Carlos was hung out to dry for almost 48 hours and that no one is standing up for officials".

He questioned the imposition by social media critics of no-go areas in cartooning and other critical media.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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