Osaka not saddened by Serena row in U.S. Open final

Herald Sun | An Australian caricature of Serena Williams has sparked controversy including charges that it is racist

Herald Sun | An Australian caricature of Serena Williams has sparked controversy including charges that it is racist

Some also said Knight had "whitewashed" Osaka, whose father is Haitian and mother Japanese.

"The trouble", one opinion writer wrote in that newspaper, "is that Knight has gone out of his way to depict her not as a champion athlete but as wild and barbaric; full-lipped, ugly and ape-like". "Racism in any form is unacceptable", civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson tweeted on Monday.

The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final is back at work. In the cartoon you can see his depiction of Serena stomping on a tennis racket while a pacifier lies on the ground next to her.

Mr Knight said the barrage of online criticism led him to take down his social media profiles after abuse was also directed at his family by some users.

Knight quickly quashed DiCaro's ignorant outrage by posting a cartoon he did featuring Australian tennis player Kyrgios.

"Well done on reducing one of the greatest sportswomen alive to racist and sexist tropes and turning a second great sportswoman into a faceless prop", Rowling wrote on Twitter.

"If the self-appointed censors of Mark Knight get their way on his Serena Williams cartoon, our new politically correct life will be very boring indeed", another passage from the cover reads. Williams called Santos a "thief" for the coaching ruling and in response Santos issued a third code violation, handing the game to Osaka. Viewers could not have guessed that she won by looking at her crestfallen, teary-eyed expression throughout the immediate aftermath of the match.


"Sambo", a derogatory term for a black person, is the name of a folkloric figure usually depicted with an exaggerated mouth and an ape-like stance.

The image has been slammed for being racist.

The cartoon took away from the original scandal that erupted around Williams' behaviour during the most recent US Open women's final.

Barbora Strycova and Serena Williams after their fourth round match at the 2017 Australian Open.

To the backdrop of all of this, The Telegraph have published an analysis of fines from all Grand Slam events since 1998, in order to ascertain whether female payers are treated more harshly than their male counterparts.

"There's no equality when it comes to what the men are doing to the chair umpires and what the women are doing, and I think there has to be some consistency across the board", Adams continued.

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