Williams' accusation of sexism has been backed by The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and the United States Tennis Association (USTA), and this has seemingly upset a core group of umpires, according to The Times.
But lately - as shown by a recent spate of worldwide sporting squabbles, from Nike's Colin Kaepernick ad to the Serena Williams saga - this ideal of apolitical sport has slowly revealed itself to be a luxury of a select few, a privilege only afforded to those who have benefited from the rules set by society - and sport's - increasingly outdated institutions.
Mouratoglou admitted afterwards that he had tried to coach Williams, who said she never saw the Frenchman's gestures.
The incident began when Williams was penalized for allegedly receiving direction from her coach on the sidelines via hand signals, which is a violation of US Open rules. "Don't you worry about me", the 47-year-old is quoted as saying in the newspaper.
Williams claimed the male umpire only handed her a game penalty because he was being sexist but Strycova disagrees with those remarks.
Adams said both Williams and umpire Carlos Ramos could have handled things a little bit differently. Amid the crowd booing, Williams tried to reassure the new champion that the boos were not aimed at her.
She also called Ramos a "thief" for taking a point from her.
"We should not let her record, as glowing as it is, overshadow the fact that on this day, in this match Williams was wrong", Ings wrote in The Sydney Morning Herald. Calling him a "thief" reportedly earned her a full game penalty. For me, it blows my mind, but I'm going to continue to fight for women.
The shy Osaka tweeted about the video on Thursday: "I always knew this would come back to haunt me. The fact that I have to go through this is just an example for the next person that has emotions and wants to express themselves and wants to be strong woman".
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing organization for international tennis. I really don't. I think men and women are treated in this way or the other way depending on the situation.