Mari Osaka, Naomi Osaka's Sister

Mari Osaka, Naomi Osaka's Sister

Mari Osaka, Naomi Osaka's Sister

Despite the controversy there were many messages of support for Osaka, who became the first Japanese grand slam victor.

And Williams - along with several players, including now-ESPN commentator Chris Evert - pointed out that men who call the umpires names are not usually penalized a game, if penalized at all. The violations were for coaching (supposedly Ramos saw Williams' coach signaling to her during a game), breaking her racket and behavior Romas deemed "verbal abuse". She later insisted that Ramos would "never, ever be on another court of mine as long as you live..."

"You are a liar", she called out the umpire.

She would have snared $3.8 million had she rallied to beat Naomi Osaka in Saturday's final, but she lost her cool and any chance in the second set.

What happened: Facing a break point at the start of the second set, Williams hit a forehand that she celebrated with a familiar cry of "Come on!"

"When I turned around it was 5-3 so I was a little bit confused then", she said of the game suddenly awarded to her. "I have a daughter and I stand for what's right for her", Williams told Ramos on the court.

Sept 8, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Naomi Osaka of Japan kisses the U.S. Open trophy after beating Serena Williams of the USA in the women's final on day thirteen of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Williams approached the chair and told Ramos that she was not being coached but rather being given a thumbs up from her box, which she said she not have been a violation.

"Because the young player outplayed her in the first set, I think pressure got her more than anything". This should not happen.

"It blows my mind but I'm going to continue to fight for women and to fight for us to have equality", Williams said.

"When a man does the same, he's "outspoken" & and there are no repercussions".

As a tense audience celebrated and jeered at Osaka's win, both women were wiping away their tears when Williams whispered something to Osaka and then embraced her.

"I just feel like the fact that I have to go through this is just an example for the next person that has emotions and that want to express themselves and want to be a strong woman. Maybe in a few days I'll realize what I've done", said Osaka, adding that the noise was so great in Arthur Ashe Stadium and her focus so single-minded that she wasn't fully aware of the escalating controversy. Williams lost 6-2, 6-4 to Osaka in Saturday's final.

As the crowd booed at her, Williams didn't back down, as she continued to ask for him to say sorry.

Williams's tantrum overshadowed an outstanding performance from Osaka, who made her second career title a Grand Slam after winning her first at Indian Wells in March.

It was that way throughout the tournament for Osaka, who won the second title of her career.

Other social media users said sexist behavioural stereotypes should have no place in the sport.

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