Over the course of the fortnight, Osaka defeated Laura Siegemund, Julia Glushko, Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Aryna Sabalenka, Lesia Tsurenko and 2017 US Open runner-up Madison Keys to claim her place in the final. She stole Naomi Osaka's glory as she so frequently does from opponents who start beating her.
Ms Williams argued otherwise in a sit-down interview with Lisa Wilkinson for The Sunday Project.
"I don't understand. If you're a female you should be able to do even half of what a guy can do", she said. "Tell the U.S. Open to apologize to Serena Williams and drop her unjust $17,000 fine!" "For me, it's just who I am". She smashed her racket which is always an automatic point loss after an initial code violation. Tennis icon Billie Jean King and the Women's Tennis Association CEO Steve Simon joined Williams in calling the treatment sexist.
What does Naomi Osaka bring with herself when she heads into a tennis court? The issues began during the second set when Serena's coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, was caught giving her hand signals. Nissan will also support Osaka by providing Nissan vehicles at her tour destinations. Serena's claim that the umpire's decisions was unfair and complaint that "this has happened to me too many times, " fell on deaf ears. "I don't cheat! I didn't get coaching". She then she called him a "liar and a thief" in front of 20,000 people and a TV audience of millions and expected to get away with it.
"I don't think you can win a Grand Slam and not be confident in yourself, but that's not my immediate mindset".
"W$3 e can not measure ourselves by what we think we should also be able to get away with", Martina Navratilova, an eighteen-time Grand Slam singles champion said, adding, "There have been many times when I was playing that I wanted to break my racket into a thousand pieces". "While Serena managed to calm the fans down, it did little to cheer the shy player, who instead of celebrating her success apologized for the win saying", I'm sorry it had to end like this".
Mr Chiu put the blame for the debacle on the umpire, Carlos Ramos. I mean, I don't think she looked at me so that's why she didn't even think I was, ' he told ESPN.