"It's the players' voice that can really drive it".
"I know the way that I was brought up, people tell me I act kind of Japanese so I guess there is that".
Although he does not experience much discrimination these days, he does still get stared at, he said, adding that he hoped the prejudice would eventually fade. "So, you've got your four grand slams and you've got your ATP and WTA that need to join forces".
Then there are those who have excused the 23-time Grand Slam victor - they are the people who say Williams changed the game and fought for equality - in short they feel she deserves a free pass of sorts.
From what I understand, this is fairly common practice, but still illegal, so the Umpire was well within his rights to call it.
I agree that Serena Williams displayed unbecoming behaviour during the U.S. Open final. She's got form, it's happened before and it always happens when she's losing. "Maybe it's coincidence", Williams said.
Calling Mr Ramos a "thief" was the last straw, costing her a game, and soon, the match. 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.
"Whether you agree with her or not, there were issues that Serena wants to deal with and those conversations will keep going because she took a stand". "I just never knew when".
"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. Williams also was asked about what O'Hagan termed "epic comebacks" during her 20-year tennis career, including having a baby a little more than a year ago. "This woman and her family have been under constant assault since they came into the sport 25 years ago".
"But to focus on that, I think, is missing the point".
These standards are not applied to the young men my age who instead of being emotional, they are branded "passionate", instead of ranting are "speaking their minds" and if he speaks arrogantly speaks of his achievements he is said to be "confident" and an "ambitious" is not used as a complement. She deserves support from both men and women. "At the moment we don't have that".
Another person identified as an "senior figure" told the Guardian that umpires felt Ramos was "hung out to dry" after the incident and that "no one is standing up for officials" amid reports that the incident is fueling talks of a boycott. (I don't have an anger issue - I just sometimes believe in vigilante justice).