Serena sexism claims 'far-fetched' - Jamie Murray

Are there different standards for men and women in tennis? The USTA head says

Are there different standards for men and women in tennis? The USTA head says "yes"

Williams ultimately lost the match to Naomi Osaka with a score of 6-2, 6-4.

"Still, despite the threats, Ings did not think that the judges would rise up and boycott Williams" future matches.

However some Twitter users weren't so quick to forget the reason for the cartoon in the first place. The umpires take a lot of crap from male and female multi millionaire players. "It was a little bit stressful".

Regardless of which national team Osaka represents, the new darling of women's tennis, who studies Japanese by watching dramas and listening to music, knows what she will be aiming for in two years' time.

Tokyo will host the Summer Olympics for the second time from July 24 to August 9, 2020, and the tennis competition will be held on hard courts - the same surface as the U.S. Open.

Glowing media reports called her a new heroine for Japan. It had nothing to do with gender or race, ' he said. "I think a lot of it maybe got over-amplified because it was the finals of the US Open".

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Williams angrily confronted Ramos, demanding an apology and branding him a "liar" and a "thief", comments which prompted the official to hand down a game penalty.


World number 25 Barbora Strycova said Williams outburst was 'bulls***'.

"I don't understand from where he's coming with that statement", said Djokovic, suggesting this was the first he has heard of umpires failing to treat men and women equally.

Asked on Thursday how she felt about being a high-profile bi-racial athlete in Japan, Osaka said the question "really throws me off".

"Carlos Ramos is one of the most experienced and respected umpires in tennis".

Naomi Osaka had complex emotions to grapple with on the podium after winning the US Open following a Serena Williams meltdown.

The International Tennis Federation, meanwhile, defended 47-year-old Ramos and said he acted "at all times with professionalism and integrity". A short time later, she smashed her racket in frustration and was docked a point.

However, the world's third-ranked men's player does not necessarily agree with the assessments of Williams and WTA chief executive Steve Simon that umpires treat women players differently from men.

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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