US Open: Barbora Strycova slams Serena Williams' 'Bullsh--t' meltdown

15 September, 2018, 05:30 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • Serena Williams berates umpire at US Open

Williams lost her cool with the official in the final after being penalised for receiving coaching and smashing her racquet, calling Carlos Ramos a "thief", an outburst that cost her a game penalty.

In the aftermath of her defeat, Williams claimed that had she been male, she would have been treated more leniently, but Murray - who won the mixed doubles final alongside Bethanie Mattek-Sands - does not agree.

On Wednesday, Osaka appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss her historic U.S. Open win and her new game. Williams was outraged, and demanded an apology, telling Ramos that "I don't cheat to win, I'd rather lose". She later smashed her racket on the court, resulting in a point penalty and more choice words for Ramos.

World No. 25 Barbora Strycova has called out Serena Williams for her "bullsh-t" US Open blow-up that overshadowed 20-year-old Naomi Osaka's first grand slam victory.

"Growing up, my dad drove a Nissan, so being able to be a brand ambassador now, it feels like I've come full circle", she said.


Williams' accusation of sexism has been backed by The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and the United States Tennis Association (USTA), and this has seemingly upset a core group of umpires, according to The Times.

"WTA defence surpised me". He did what he had to do in that match, because she overstepped the limit.

The Japanese player's breakthrough triumph in NY was overshadowed by an explosive row between her opponent Serena Williams and umpire Carlos Ramos.

The International Tennis Federation stood by Ramos in a statement, saying, "Mr Ramos's decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules and were reaffirmed by the US Open's decision to fine Ms. Williams for the three offences". It added that US Open organizers confirmed Ramos' decisions when they chose to fine Williams for the three offenses.

She described Williams' behavior on court as "out of line". I don't believe it's a good idea to apply a standard of, 'If men can get away with it, women should be able to, too.' Rather, I think the question we have to ask ourselves is this: "What is the right way to behave to honor our sport and to respect our opponents?"

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