Erin Routliffe: Serena Williams lost control of her emotions

This cartoon of Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka is being called out for presenting racist tropes

This cartoon of Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka is being called out for presenting racist tropes

Serena Williams argues with umpire Carlos Ramos during the final of the U.S. Open. Williams contends that she was treated unfairly by Ramos and that treatment of her was sexist because men have said worse things and were never fined. Williams then went on a weird rant, in which she called umpire Carlos Ramos "a thief": 'You are a liar. Williams took offense to the referee's accusation that she would cheat. "It is the inconsistency", said Azarenka in a live video on her Instagram page. We watch the guys do this all the time.

"Three days before I had drawn a cartoon about Nick Kyrgios being led off by the ears, like you used to do with your children", he said.

During Saturday's championship loss to Naomi Osaka, Williams got a warning from the chair umpire for violating a rarely enforced rule against receiving coaching from the sidelines. Williams denied it, but Ramos issued a violation. "Ramos, effectively, had no choice but to dock her a point", Navratilova said. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has also weighed in, offering its backing to Williams, with chief executive Steve Simon saying different standards of tolerance exist for men and women.

"I know what Serena did and her behavior was not welcome".

Professional tennis umpires have said they are "disturbed" by the lack of governing body support for the chair umpire who drew the ire of Serena Williams, and may even consider unionizing and boycotting future Williams matches. They're acting like a man, all of that. She spoke about Naomi Osaka then, saying, "Naomi Osaka didn't lose control and that's why she won the match, If all the drama didn't happen then I think Osaka would have won the match anyway, because she was the better player on the day".

Martin and others pointed to a cartoon by an Australian artist as the clearest example of the stereotype facing black women.


Billie Jean King has caused a stir with her latest comments about Serena Williams' US Open meltdown.

One Twitter user wrote: "The fact Mark Knight is doubling down on his racist cartoon just goes to show how much black women have to fight for our right to be human".

"I was deeply offended". You are the U.S. Open champion.

The cartoonist "completely missed the point of why she was upset", De Luca told The Associated Press. Osaka, who's a half Japanese and half Haitian woman with visibly cinnamon colored skin is depicted as a white, blonde hair frail girl. "It's like our opinions don't matter".

Willingham thinks that was part of Williams' experience on Saturday as well, but that it was also about a career's worth of frustrations that she has had to endure, such as when the French Open banned the type of catsuit she wore. Felt like I was looking at an archived cartoon from the 1930s.

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