Serena Williams breaks silence after US Open final controversy

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Ronnie O'Sullivan has tossed his cue aside and waded into the Serena Williams sexism row with a solution he feels could fix the problem of gender discrimination across all sports.

The tennis star, who has her own fashion line, advised business owners to "really figure out, 'What can I do to revamp and bring it back to the top?"'

"I think for this year my immediate goal would be to get to Singapore", said Osaka after putting herself firmly in contention to reach the season-ending WTA Finals. Mr Ramos is one of the most experienced umpires on the tour and has many championship matches under his belt. Her total earnings from the controversial match amounted to $3.8 million. "I find it interesting that she did it only when she was losing". "He's never taken a game from a man because they said 'thief.' For me, it blows my mind". The WTA defense surprised me.

As the controversy rumbled on, Ramos spoke out to say that "a la carte arbitration does not exist", amid rumblings that umpires would boycott future matches involving Serena. And then before I knew it, I was getting all of this hostile mail and all of that during my last couple of years.

Naomi Osaka has revealed Serena Williams told her she was proud of her after she claimed the US Open title, Sporting News AU reports.

The third violation - verbal abuse - came when she called the umpire a "thief".

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The United centre-back chested the ball up and smashed home a left-foot finish reminiscent of many an accomplished striker. Buoyant United then almost grabbed a third but Foster saved well from Pogba as Watford kept the score at 2-0 at the break.

Mouratoglou admitted to coaching Williams from the stands but claimed that everyone does it.

Williams was given three code violations by Portuguese official Carlos Ramos in her straight-set loss to Naomi Osaka of Japan on Saturday, with the American and critics arguing she wasn't treated the same as some male players. "And that work ethic is the same whether you are a man or a woman". This is not fair. He said so after the match (although Williams was adamant they don't have any established signals).

But the International Tennis Federation defended Ramos and said in a statement that his "decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules" and that he "acted at all times with professionalism and integrity".

Sarah Robb O'Hagan, chief executive of Flywheel Sports, lauded Williams for calming the audience at the US Open final after it started booing.

"In fact, this is the sort of behavior that no one should be engaging in on the court".

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