Tennis umpires reportedly mulling boycotting Serena Williams matches after US Open flap

Artist Blasted for Racist Depiction of Serena Williams at U.S. Open

Are there different standards for men and women in tennis? The USTA head says "yes"

He later shared an image of the front page, which included a series of other cartoons the newspaper was suggesting could offend the "self-appointed censors".

'Is this supposed to be satire, too?'

"Well done on reducing one of the greatest sportswomen alive to racist and sexist tropes and turning a second great sportswoman into a faceless prop", Rowling wrote on Twitter.

Osaka also admitted that she had no idea what was truly happening between Serena and the umpire, because she was taught to turn her back and stay focused when competitors confront the officials.

'Sorry Serena acted awful.

Adams also clarified her comments during the trophy ceremony in which she appeared to imply Williams' loss wasn't the outcome they wanted.

'But you are not perplexed with her behavior last Saturday?' another user wrote.




"I drew her as an African-American woman, she's powerfully built, she wears these outrageous costumes when she plays tennis - she's interesting to draw". "It had nothing to do with gender or race. this was about a bad sport being mocked".

"Did she have to behave differently only because she was Serena Williams?".

For its Wednesday edition, the Herald Sun filled its front page with cartoons, including the contentious Williams image, along with likenesses of USA president Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Australian prime minister Scott Morrison. After Ramos docked Williams for receiving coaching instructions during the match, the tennis star broke her racket and berated the umpire, resulting in two more violations.

"We always had to go by the rules", Court, who dominated tennis during the 1960s and early 1970s, said according to a report in The Australian.

"She's a fantastic tennis player and we should all see past that", commuter Donna Weitacher said. To combat this, some umpires are weighing the idea of saying no every time they are asked to officiate a Williams match, unless she apologizes to Ramos. "I find it really, a little offensive", added fellow Melbourne resident Nowal Kahsai. "Mr. Ramos' decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules and were re-affirmed by the US Open's decision to fine Serena Williams for the three offences".

As did the Sydney Herald, another newspaper in the country.

At first, many quickly spoke up in defense of Williams' claims that Ramos had different standards for men and women.

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