Data released last week however revealed that at grand-slam events between 1998 and 2018, 1,534 code violations were given to men, compared to 526 women to women. Williams exchanged words with the match umpire, Carlos Ramos claiming that the umpire was a "thief' after he issued her with a point penalty. Tell us how we can break down the barriers that stop girls from playing sport using #CreatorsUnite @Naomi_Osaka_ pic.twitter.com/uz6wYk3ysr - adidas tennis (@adidastennis) September 13, 2018 If the mega contract goes through, it could propel Osaka up the ranks on Forbes" 2018 list of highest paid female athletes, which Williams now leads. The third warning she got came when she called the umpire a "thief", Fox News reported.
"She has just won a major so I hope it's going to be packed and I hope for a good match".
The three code violations Williams was hit with was coaching, smashing her racquet and then verbal abuse.
Williams claims she was treated harshly because she is a woman, whereas a male player would have been given more leeway.
"In what should have been a match of titans, Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams were both denied the fair and dignified game they deserved", the petition said, "instead enduring the long upheld culture and casual acceptance of gender-informed racism within the United States Tennis Association".
She not only soared into the Top 10 of the WTA rankings, but also to No.4 in the Porsche Race to Singapore as a result of her victory. "I have never cheated in my life!" She continued to argue with Ramos about the initial coaching violation. "You owe me an apology".
Serena Williams comforts US Open victor Naomi Osaka of Japan. "While Serena managed to calm the fans down, it did little to cheer the shy player, who instead of celebrating her success apologized for the win saying", I'm sorry it had to end like this".
"She said she was proud of me, and that I should know the crowd isn't booing at me", the 20 year-old said on "Ellen" earlier this week.
Carlos Ramos prepares to officiate Sunday's match.