Video Of Serena Williams Letting The US Open Final’s Umpire Know She Is Not The One

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 8: Finalist Serena Williams of USA, winner of the 2018 US Open Naomi Osaka of Japan during the trophy ceremony following the women's final on day 13 of the 2018 US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium of USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2018 in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Video Of Serena Williams Letting The US Open Final’s Umpire Know She Is Not The One

She also gave a classy congratulations to Naomi Osaka for her historic win.

Published September 8, 2018

It seems that everyone is up in arms about what went down to close out the 2018 U.S. Open Final.

  1. Serena Williams squared off against 20-year-old Naomi Osaka in her 31st Grand Slam final and her second since giving birth. It would be three different but related penalties giving by the court umpire that sealed Williams’ fate and many are calling the whole thing B.S.

    Carlos Ramos, the chair umpire, accused Williams of getting coaching from the box, which is technically illegal, but it was the assertion that Serena was cheating that got her hot at him.

    "I understand why you may have thought that was coaching but I'm telling you it's not. I don't cheat to win. I'd rather lose. I'm just letting you know," She told the umpire.

    It apparently didn’t matter to Ramos, who issued Williams a code violation for coaching, but Williams seemed unaware of that because of the stunned look on her face after she received another code violation for breaking her racket in frustration. That resulted in a point penalty.

    Williams then continued the argument with Ramos after seeing the point reduction and demanded an apology for accusing her of getting coaching.

    “You owe me an apology. I have never cheated in my life,” she said to him. "You stole a point from me. You're a thief, too."

    Subsequently, the ump gave her a third code violation for verbal abuse, which resulted in a game penalty and placed Osaka in a very favorable position to win, which she eventually did.

  2. Here's what went down
  3. and Social media was here for Serena sticking up for herself
  4. Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou later admitted to coaching, but said he didn't think she was looking at him. "I was like 100% of the coaches in 100% of the matches," he told a reporter.

    In the end, Naomi Osaka made history for herself becoming the first Japanese woman to win a tennis Grand Slam tournament. It’s something Williams recognized and applauded after the match, during the award ceremony.

  5. People also love that she showed class during the award ceremony

Written by Paul Meara

Photo: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images


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