But it proves she's always been a champion

But it proves she's always been a champion

The tennis fraternity has already started calling her as the young Serena and this tag is rightly deserving as the Japanese player is nearly following her idol Serena in bagging million dollar deals with numerous brands. Born in Japan to a Japanese mother and a Haitian-American father, she moved to the USA when she was 3 years old and competes for Japan. I have respect for him and all I ask is for that to be reciprocated.

The 36-year-old then began ranting at umpire Carols Ramos and stormed over to his chair shouting: "I don't cheat to win!" Ramos is tough, one of the best umpires in the world. "In a situation where we know Serena is unbelievable; she's iconic; and we know that Carlos is there because he's worthy of being there for those matches. I find it interesting that she did it only when she was losing".

Following her controversial loss at the U.S. Open last week, Serena Williams has sparked a conversation about equality in tennis. "I find it interesting that she did it only when she was losing", she said. The WTA defense surprised me. She drew applause praising Williams for calming a riled-up audience that booed the U.S. Open outcome to refocus the moment on Osaka's victory. She was called on three violations over the course of the match.

Williams told Australia's "The Project" that she and Mouratoglou "never had signals" that would count as coaching, The Australian reported, citing the preview clip released Sunday.

Williams smashed her racquet, breaking it, bringing about her second violation for racquet abuse, resulting in a point penalty. Amid her Women's Final match, Williams was given a game penalty by seat umpire Carlos Ramos for verbal mishandle.

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Serena also said she will continue to fight against what she called "sexism" in the game. This is not fair.

Williams then explained that she feels strongly that she did the right thing by complaining about the umpire's actions.

A number of other individuals and groups have backed Ramos, including the International Tennis Federation.

In an opinion piece for the New York Times, Navratilova, 61, wrote: "We can not measure ourselves by what we think we should also be able to get away with".

Osaka's straight-sets triumph in the US Open final on Sept 8 was the most-watched match of the tournament covered by ESPN, drawing 50 per cent more fans than the men's final the following day.

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