WTA calls for equal treatment of all players

Sherman Parsons
September 10, 2018

Williams frequently complained to Ramos after being penalized for getting coaching, which her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, admitted to, and racket abuse before losing a full game after calling Ramos "a thief".

This was echoed by @AlayeniEQ, who slammed the tennis player for bringing motherhood into the row. "She felt humiliated by the warning", said the Frenchman.

Williams' dramatic behaviour during a chaotic final on Saturday, a hot topic in the United States and around the world, has been largely brushed aside in Japan with the focus on Osaka's poise under pressure.

The perspective from Japan on Monday: Osaka is being embraced as Japanese despite her mixed background. He accused her of communicating with her coach, something that many players do without penalty.

Author J.K. Rowling joined other social media users in condemning an Australian political cartoonist for his racist caricature of Serena Williams. Inspired by the Williams sisters, her father began coaching her early on. It was then that Mr Francois came up with a plan to groom his daughters into champions.

If Williams' account of what happened is the truth - that she and her coach did not discuss hand signals ahead of time and he was acting on his own - being punished for his actions makes him a liability on her team instead of an asset.

Today, many people are blaming Williams for ruining that moment. Victories that finished after 2 a.m. for 2014 champ Marin Cilic (against 19-year-old Alex de Minaur) and Nadal (against Dominic Thiem.) Nadal's retirement from his semifinal against del Potro because of an injured right knee. Are we not going to have coaching? "I'm very grateful I was able to play her and it is better still that I was able to win". "And I knew how badly the crowd wanted her to win, I don't know, I was just really emotional up there".

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"There are umpires who sometimes put more pressure than others, and you have to accept this", Nadal said after that match. In interviews, she often lapses into English. "As she is still young, she might get a big head".

Osaka was born there, to a Japanese mother and Haitian father, and moved to NY at age 3. The Overwatch League is a professional tournament held for the video game Overwatch.

"She is such a lovable character", said Seiji Miyane, the NTV talk show host.

Williams who lost the final game to first timer, 20-year old Naomi Osaka, had gotten into a heated argument with the umpire Carlos Ramos, calling him a liar and a cheat for penalising her over alleged coaching.

Osaka's mother Tamaki became estranged from her conservative Japanese family when it was found out that she was dating Mr Francois, a foreigner and a black man. Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Supervisor Tom Barnes said he had little choice but to "declare an immediate default".

But her grandparents have now turned to support her. He's a very strict, very decisive umpire, who takes nothing from any opponent whether they're male or female.

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