Williams claims that didn't know her coach was giving her instructions during the US Open Final, adding that she did not see it and that she had "never cheated in her life".
"The WTA believes that there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men vs. women and is committed to working with the sport to ensure that all players are treated the same", he said. "We do not believe that this was done".
The 23-time Grand Slam champion then lost a point for smashing her racket. and she eventually lost her cool and called Ramos a thief. and even suggested sexism.
There are separate categories for coaching ("Communications of any kind, audible or visible, between a player and a coach may be construed as coaching") and for abuse of rackets or equipment. So it is perhaps understandable that those who have followed Williams through her battles for equal pay for women and the racism she has experienced see the dramatic scenes surrounding her recent defeat as part of a wider allegory.
Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors' picks. "I just want to say thank you for watching the match".
"She's doing a bad disservice to women's rights, to the #metoo movement, to gender equality", AFL and sports commentator Caroline Wilson said on ABC's Offsiders. These are conversations that will be imposed in the next weeks.
Following the US Open women's final, Williams was fined $US17,000 for the three code violations during her loss to Osaka. She defeated former World No. 1 and her idol Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday. Williams then called Ramos a thief. The women's pro tour agreed. "I really felt for her yesterday", he said. This prompted a heated dialogue with the umpire Carlos Ramos.
Djokovic noted that it was an "awkward situation" for both competitors and "tough" for the umpire. "I know Serena is a crowd favourite, it's NY, it's in America and it's the US Open so I knew everyone knew how badly she wanted to win the 24th Grand Slam".
"There are umpires who sometimes put more pressure than others, and you have to accept this", Nadal said after that match.
AS with any final weekend of a grand slam there was plenty of cash being dished out at the US Open the past couple of days.
I think Serena overreacted, I think that outburst was unwarranted and I can't help but think that a lot of it had to do with the heat that was coming from the other side of the net. It's hard to generalise things, really.