Yet, the rage of the fans across the world seems to have enough fire to threaten Australian cartoonist Mark Knight enough for him to have deleted his Twitter account facing huge backlash after he sketched a Serena cartoon on the Herald Sun.
The above is actually relevant when talking about Mark Knight's cartoon for the Herald Sun, especially when you consider how the outlet reacted to the worldwide uproar.
Knight posted the cartoon on his Twitter account Monday, but has since disabled it after attracting tens of thousands of comments, a lot of them critical.
In the cartoon the umpire is seen saying to Osaka "can't you just let her win?".
Serena, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, smashed her racquet and called the umpire a "thief" and a "liar" while she was losing Saturday's final to Haitian-Japanese Naomi Osaka.
Of course, one might ask if the cartoon had nothing to do with race, why he felt the need to draw Williams in a way that recalls the cartoons of Jack Johnson or cartoons of the Jim Crow south. Knight dismissed the criticism that his cartoon mimicked racist cartoons of the past, and defended his extremely exaggerated depiction of Serena's features.
The newspaper's editor Damon Johnston proudly shared a photograph of it on Twitter.
Did Williams go too far or was she expressing righteous indignation?
Are people outraging over a "butch and fat-lipped" cartooned Serena not taking this cartoon with a lot more seriousness than the US Open finale?
'I drew her as an African-American woman, she's powerfully built, she wears these outrageous costumes when she plays tennis - she's interesting to draw.
He questioned the imposition by social media critics of no-go areas in cartooning and other critical media.
"I simply saw the world number one player having a dummy spit".
So maybe it wasn't Knight's intent to make a racist cartoon. The Williams in Knight's cartoon is ostensibly supposed to be a caricature of her, when in actuality it's a lazy caricature of over-the-top black features.
'I think freedom of speech is so important.I hope that she can see the amusing side of it and I hope she is here in January.
But many slammed Knight for the cartoon calling it racist, the Jakarta Post reported.
Meanwhile a Washington Post article said the cartoon used "dehumanising" facial features, while Brenna Edwards, a black journalist who reports on news and politics for Essence magazine in the United States, told ABC News the picture "dates back to the Jim Crow era".
"The Sept 10 cartoon not only exudes racist, sexist caricatures of both women, but Williams' depiction is unnecessarily sambo-like", the association said in a statement.
"What we have is a bunch of people who get paid to publicly exercise their implied freedom to speech then whining when people disagree with what they have had the privilege of being paid to say", she added.