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Naomi Osaka "Not Sad" About Serena Controversy Overshadowing US Open Win

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Frederick Owens | 16 September, 2018, 20:43

Serena Williams and chair umpire Carlos Ramos dominated headline in the US Open final.

Tennis star Barbora Strycova, world ranked #25, claims that Williams' behavior was "bulls***".

"He said he made a motion", she told The Project, in an interview to air next week.

"But if you were talking about my tennis, I think my tennis is not very Japanese".

We nearly never make good choices when we act in haste and anger.

Williams doubled down after the match, believing that Ramos' docking her a game for verbal abuse was tantamount to sexism. Yes, maybe she's right when she says she's seen men get away with it.

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"I'm honest, I was coaching".

"I saw how Serena was being treated, and then I thought about coming back to my locker one day as a player, and there was [a reporter] in my chair", said Aaron, who endured racist taunts and death threats as he marched toward Babe Ruth's record.

While Ramos is known as a stickler for the rules, the US team won't have to worry about coaching violations since captains sit courtside during Davis Cup matches and are permitted to give advice throughout the match. However, only Djokovic was issued a warning and directed a comment at the umpire during the game: "Double standards, my friend, double standards", he told Ramos. But on Friday she was pictured speaking with Ramos and Associated Press (AP) journalist Andrew Dampf reported that she apologized to him. "I have NEVER cheated in my life, I have a daughter and I stand for what is right and I have NEVER cheated". How can you say that? It was about seeing one of the most extraordinary female athletes who has ever lived continuing to be great even after delivering a baby and long past the time when somebody in her profession would ever reasonably be expected to be in the finals of a major tournament.

"I just feel like the fact that I have to go through this is just an example for the next person that has emotions, and that want to express themselves, and want to be a strong woman". Williams accused Ramos of sexism, pointing out that men are rarely called out for such outbursts. She's been booed. She's been called the N-word.

Ramos was supported - albeit belatedly - by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), who said he acted with "professionalism and integrity" while the Women's Tennis Association had earlier backed Williams' claims that she received unfair treatment. Although Cilic, the 2014 US Open champion, noted: "I'm not a guy that gets too many code violations". Still reeling from the loss of the point, she called Ramos a liar and a thief -for "stealing" her point-and said, "You still owe me an apology". "That's what it's all about".

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