Sexism in tennis: Debate flares up after Williams lambasts umpire

039;There is an incredible tension around Serena Williams'- Annabel Croft

039;There is an incredible tension around Serena Williams'- Annabel Croft

So it is perhaps understandable that those who have followed Williams through her battles for equal pay for women and the racism she has experienced see the dramatic scenes surrounding her recent defeat as part of a wider allegory.

Kokkinakis took a pass when asked when asked whether he believed chair umpires acted differently towards male and female players, a central contention of Williams. "There is unconscious bias at work here - some expect "better" behaviour from women & that's #EverydaySexism".

Williams fell 6-2 6-4 to Naomi Osaka in Saturday's final in a highly-charged match which saw the American repeatedly confront umpire Carlos Ramos. Osaka said she was grateful for Williams's efforts. "We do not believe that this was done last night", WTA CEO Steve Simon said in a statement released Sunday.

The latest sports controversy stems from Ramos penalizing Williams after her coach Patrick Mouratoglou made a movement with his hands.

The Frenchman later admitted he was trying to coach his player. I'm not going to really think too far ahead.' Osaka also spoke about the moment when she I think it's when the match starts because during the warmup I was still really nervous.

Coaching isn't allowed during men's matches, but is permitted on the women's tour - except in the Grand Slam events. Open, Serena Williams has received the full support of the Women's Tennis Association and the United States Tennis Association. Her third violation, for calling the umpire Carlos Ramos a "thief", cost her a game. These are conversations that will be imposed in the next weeks. However, whether or not the infraction was fair is not really the point because as King highlights,"for [Williams], and for many other women who have experienced an abuse of power at their workplaces, there was more at stake". "She's surpassed me to become a celebrity", he said.

While there was much criticism of Ramos on social media after the match, and top tennis players have been less than appreciative of his calls, some in the world of officials defended him.

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At Wimbledon she had six matches in her and, you sensed, simply didn't have the wattage for a seventh. Her bare-bones technique - just toss the ball and hit it - is also what makes it so hard to read.

"It all centred around coaching. the sport has to really get itself sorted out on what it does with coaching", Tiley said.

Still, players such as Venus Williams, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios have complained on court after receiving code violations from Ramos.

The USTA, which runs the tournament, agreed that there are double standards in terms of how umpires treat women and men.

"Maybe the chair umpire should not have pushed Serena to the limit, especially in a Grand Slam final", the Serbian said, per The Mirror.

"I felt a little bit sad cause I wasn't really sure if they were booing at me or if it wasn't the outcome that they wanted", Osaka said Monday morning on "Today."

Afterward Williams spoke with reporters and said she's battling sexism, something her male peers never have to deal with. We have to empathize with him. A lot of emotions.

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