Serena Williams to US Open Official: ‘Because I’m a Woman You’re Gonna Take This Away From Me?’
“For me to say ‘thief’ and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark,” said Williams of chair umpire Carlos Ramos.
The US Open tournament referee’s office fined Serena Williams a total of $17,000 for three code violations — $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching and $3,000 for breaking her racket, according to The Associated Press.
The funds will come out of her prize money of $1.85 million as the runner-up.
Naomi Osaka defeated Serena Williams, 6-2, 6-4, on Saturday at the US Open women’s final. But #Serena was trending on Twitter as fans reacted to a double standard in tennis.