Australian newspaper claims Serena Williams cartoon 'not about race'

Serena Williams sparks sexism debate; tennis star fined $17G

Serena Williams fined $17K adding insult to sexist injury

When a man does the same, he's "outspoken" and there are no repercussions. In Ramos' defense, Adams said he was "following the code" but noted he could have issued a soft warning for coaching instead of a penalty off the bat. "I guess when we look up to our heroes, we expect the very best from them at all times but she is human", Keothavong told Sky Sports' Sportswomen.

The coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, admitted to giving hand signals but claimed that everyone does it.

In the final match, Serena Williams and Japan's Naomi Osaka faced off.

Williams accused Ramos of sexism after the match and pointed out that male players have been more aggressive verbally with umpires than she was, but had been not been penalized the same way. He later admitted the offence, which is not allowed in the sport but is rarely punished.

Meanwhile, tennis officials threatened to boycott Williams's future matches.

I don't follow the sport closely enough to know for certain but all of this sounds suspiciously like the umpires are seizing on the opportunity presented by the Williams incident as leverage for ... something. Williams demanded to speak to the tournament referee after the final decision, but it was not overturned.

The ITF's support for Ramos comes after the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) expressed disappointment over the handling of the match and the USTA's plans to review of its communication policies after a string of umpiring controversies.

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"As for Serena, she really did have a meltdown when she was called for taking coaching".

"I've said far worse", McEnroe, a seven-times Grand Slam singles victor, said on ESPN. "She's right about the guys being held to a different standard, there's no question".

On Monday, the International Tennis Federation said Ramos acted "at all times with professionalism and integrity", a statement welcomed by Ings, who was a professional chair umpire from 1986 to 1993. By insisting on docking a point and then a game he just blew the situation into a hugely combative one.

The Herald Sun, owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp nws , provoked outrage Tuesday with a cartoon of Williams at the U.S. Open because it portrayed Williams in a style that evoked the 19th-century 'sambo' style of depicting African Americans.

"The decisions made by Ramos had nothing to do with sexism or racism".

An anonymous official told the newspaper that Ramos was "thrown to the wolves for simply doing his job and was not willing to be abused for it", and that a number of umpires agreed they were "not supported" by the USTA during what was a particularly controversial US Open.

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