Serena Williams row: #MeToo or #MeMeMe?

Serena Williams- Sexism claim is a red herring – Serena Williams should apologise after overshadowing Naomi Osaka's big moment
Serena Williams talks with referee Brian Earley during Saturday night's US Open final Credit AP
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11 September, 2018

Serena Williams of the United States returns to her chair after smashing her racket during her Women's Singles finals match against Naomi Osaka of Japan on Day Thirteen of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City on September 8, 2018.

The umpire initially handed Williams a coaching violation before docking her a point, and after the 36-year-old labelled Ramos a "thief", he docked her a game in a dramatic second set. Serena denied seeing him.

U.S. tennis player Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry. "I felt bad for Naomi because - as Serena stated - she did play a wonderful game", Rowland says.

Some are saying it was more a case of #MeMeMe than #MeToo, while others are defending the tennis player's behaviour.

"The WTA believes that there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men vs. women". We do not believe that this was the case last night.

"The accusation of sexism which was levelled by Serena Williams in her press conference after the woman's final needs to be backed up", he told BBC Radio Four's Today programme.

Naomi Osaka, who represents Japan, beat Williams in the final of the grand slam with a score of 6-2, 6-4.

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Her $17 000 fine for the code violations, imposed by the United States Tennis Association, will be deducted from the $1.85 million prize she received as the runner-up to Osaka.

USA great Billie Jean King was among those coming down hard on Serena's side in her claim that chair umpire Carlos Ramos penalized her for comments that a male player could have gotten away with. "For me to say "thief" and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark", she said.

Whether or not this will be a lasting partnership between Osaka and Kawakubo remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure: Comme des Garçons gets major points for helping empower and uplift this inspiring young athlete, even with something as simple as a little white dress.

Umpire should not have pushed Williams to the limit - Djokovic Novak Djokovic, who won a third men's US Open title on Sunday, said the interventions by Ramos were "unnecessary" and that they "changed the course of the match". "Maybe it didn't work out for me, but it's going to work out for the next person".

A day after Osaka was left in tears during an awkward and toxic trophy presentation in which Williams urged booing to stop, there was more controversy in the women's doubles. "This is her first grand slam. I think that was poor form", said Vandeweghe.

Azarenka, former US Open champion, tweeted: "If it was a men's match, this wouldn't happen like this".


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