After Serena Williams tirade, tennis umps consider boycotting her matches

Serena Williams picks up her smashed racket after losing her cool in the sweltering heat of Flushing Meadows

Serena Williams picks up her smashed racket after losing her cool in the sweltering heat of Flushing Meadows

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

Many officials were also left angry with the fact that the International Tennis Federation took almost 48 hours to defend Ramos, on Monday afternoon, by which time the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and United States Tennis Association (USTA) had supported Williams' claims of sexism after she was given a game penalty for her behaviour during her defeat by Naomi Osaka.

Williams eventually calmed down enough to see that Osaka was in some emotional distress over all that had happened and tried to comfort her, and the young champion said it helped - at least a little bit.

Male tennis players have come to Williams' defense, agreeing that they have gotten away with worse behaviour on the court.

"When a woman is emotional, she's "hysterical" and she's penalized for it", King tweeted.

Knight told Herald Sun that he was "amazed" at the reaction to his cartoon.

- Mark Knight (@Knightcartoons) September 10, 2018This is Jim Crow-racist.

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Author J.K. Rowling called out the image for perpetuating these tropes. She then noted: "There have been many times when I was playing that I wanted to break my racket into a thousand pieces". It's the only way they can deal with a woman who is superior to them: ridicule. Not about the outcome of who won.

King said she hoped the incident would bring about needed changes to the sport, including allowing for direct communication between the umpire and the fans over a loudspeaker and ending the ban on coaching during Grand Slam matches.

The discussion, he said, now should be not only why was Williams punished for fighting with the official but also why the male tennis players who said they've said worse to officials without effect weren't penalized during those times.

"It was here that Ms. Williams really started to lose the plot". The group said the "repugnant" cartoon made Williams "sambo-like" ("sambo" is a derogatory term for a black person).

"This cartoon grossly inaccurately depicts two women of color at the US Open, one of the grandest stages of professional sports", the NABJ said.

Now people in Knight's own field are criticizing him as well. Knight has been attacked as a "racist" by some Twiter users for his depiction of Williams. "We'll get through it. Let's not boo anymore". Matt Drudge even claimed that Blitt wanted the president dead.

"I drew this cartoon Sunday night after seeing the US Open final, and seeing the world's best tennis player have a tantrum and thought that was interesting", Knight said in the Herald Sun. No further action was taken and the referee left the court.

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