After Ramos docked Williams for receiving coaching instructions during the match, the tennis star broke her racket and berated the umpire, resulting in two more violations. Navratilova said, "It wasn't the right time to bring it up", and that she would have expected to face similar penalties for acting as Williams did. "I don't cheat to win - I'd rather lose", she said. "I have since texted her coach to make sure she understands that she is celebrated and how proud I am of her". You are the best player at the end of this event and because of the turn of events with the crowd and the booing and everything, it wasn't the way - that was the outcome I was referring to. "You're a thief, too". Williams was later given a violation for smashing her racket, costing her a point. American Serena Williams and Japan's Naomi Osaka were competing in the championship. Williams's penalties carry a combined total of $17,000 in fines. You're a grand slam champion for the first time.
"A few days beforehand I had actually drawn a cartoon of Australian Nick Kyrgios and his bad behaviour at the US Open, so I'm not targeting (Serena)". Ings insisted that the "Umpires are just upset. For me to say "thief" and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark".
Later this week, it was no longer only Williams and Ramos being criticized for their conduct, but also an Australian cartoonist for his depiction of the incident.
While tennis legend Martina Navratilova does believe Williams "completely had the right message about women's inequality", she partly agreed with Djokovic.
Knight's portrayal of Osaka as blond and light-skinned also drew criticism for being racist.
"I'm just focusing on this tie and working again".
He questioned the imposition by social media critics of no-go areas in cartooning and other critical media. The umpires take a lot of crap from male and female multi millionaire players.
"I saw how Serena was being treated, and then I thought about coming back to my locker one day as a player, and there was [a reporter] in my chair", said Aaron, who endured racist taunts and death threats as he marched toward Babe Ruth's record.
Knight, who has a reputation for controversial cartoons, was pilloried from far and wide, including by a member of the US Congress and a large portion of the 22 000 people who commented on his Twitter post showing the drawing.