Yes, Serena Williams was treated unfairly in U.S. Open loss

Monday, 10 Sep, 2018

"This is unbelievable", she told Ramos.

What Williams said then: "You're a hater, and you're just unattractive inside", to Asderaki.

Williams took exception to a coaching violation handed to her by Ramos - adamant that she "would rather lose" than cheat.

"She played well", Williams said, pausing to compose herself.

Reacting angrily, she then picked up a further code violation for verbal abuse after branding the umpire as a "liar" and a "thief".

Naomi Osaka of Japan and Serena Williams of the United States during the trophy ceremony. Two ridiculous calls today.

Jamie Murray won his second straight U.S. Open mixed doubles title, teaming with Bethanie Mattek-Sands to beat Alicja Rosolska and Nikola Mektic 2-6, 6-3, 11-9. For me to say "thief, ' and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark".

Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka react after their Women's Singles finals match of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City, September 9, 2018.

During her quarter-final against Jennifer Capriati, several line calls went against Williams, including an incorrect over-rule by umpire Mariana Alves.

Williams initially felt hard done by when handed a first-set warning for what chair official Carlos Ramos believed to be on-court coaching.

The first was for receiving illegal on-court coaching from her coach Patrick Mouratoglou. This should not happen. "I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality", she claimed.

"When a man does the same, he's "outspoken" & and there are no repercussions".

During the trophy ceremony in Arthur Ashe Stadium, thousands of fans jeered repeatedly, and both Osaka - the champion - and Williams - the runner-up in her bid for a record-equalling 24thth Grand Slam trophy - cried. That extra point for Clijsters ended the match. We don't have any code and I know you don't know that, and I understand why you may have thought that was coaching, but I'm telling you it's not. Williams went over and shouted and cursed at Tsurubuchi, pointing at her. "I don't think she looked at me so that's why she didn't even think I was". My problem is there's too much grey area in this rule. that umpire can either exercise it or not, if they heard it, what they heard or whatever. When he refused, she called him a thief for "stealing" a point from her.

"@espn just showed Serena and coach while he was "coaching".

"Carlos Ramos was doing his job". She tearfully accused the umpire of being a "thief" and angrily demanded an apology from the official. Such a surreal, over-the-top punishment, Jenkins argued, not only damaged Williams' chance of a comeback-the 6-time US Open champion was trailing by just one game in the set-it forever tainted the eventual victory of new phenom Naomi Osaka, the first Japanese woman to ever win the Open.

But Osaka - who displayed not only a stellar game but remarkable poise throughout - held serve to seal a historic win for her country.