Serena sexism claims 'far-fetched' - Jamie Murray

Tanya Simon
September 14, 2018

Williams went on to allege that male players were treated more favourably than female players.

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 30: Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates during her ladies singles second round match against Zarina Diyas of Kazhakstan during day four of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on May 30, 2018 in Paris, France.

King said she hoped the incident would bring about needed changes to the sport, including allowing for direct communication between the umpire and the fans over a loudspeaker and ending the ban on coaching during Grand Slam matches.

The cartoonist suspended his own Twitter account early this week due to abuse and threats toward him and his family as a result of the cartoon.

Knight's portrayal of Osaka as blond and light-skinned also drew criticism for being racist. It had nothing to do with gender or race, ' he said.

The potential stance comes after the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and United States Tennis Association (USTA) supported the athlete following her claims of sexism against chair umpire Carlos Ramos in the final.

Williams was later handed a point penalty for smashing her racquet in set two and was then docked a game after continuing her protests at Ramos, seemingly calling the official a "thief". Open Women's Singles Final.

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From what Serena Williams wears on the court to being accused of cheating, the sports icon has been public enemy number one for the powers that be in tennis. "A final", Jesse Watters said.

At the same event Williams received two violations, men received 86 code violations while women received only 22 in total, reported The Telegraph.

Currently, tennis judges are independent contractors and current contracts prevent them from speaking publicly about players and matches. "It's because I am a woman, and that's not right".

While tennis legend Martina Navratilova does believe Williams "completely had the right message about women's inequality", she partly agreed with Djokovic. "It made me feel like it was a sexist remark", she told reporters on Saturday.

"It was here that Ms. Williams really started to lose the plot. Mr. Ramos' decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules...."

William's loss cost her a chance to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam titles. Williams called Santos a "thief" for the coaching ruling and in response Santos issued a third code violation, handing the game to Osaka.

Williams was fined $17,000. Williams claimed Ramos' actions in NY were "sexist" but speaking to BBC Sport yesterday, US Open mixed-doubles champion Murray said: "I think that's a bit far-fetched".

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