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Novak Djokovic added of Serena Williams on Sunday “She knows I love her. She really inspires everyone.” More

Novak Djokovic added of Serena Williams on Sunday “She knows I love her. She really inspires everyone.” More

Carlos Ramos, the umpire at the heart of the astonishing controversy during the women's US Open final at Flushing Meadows on Saturday evening, returns to work today, as he sits in the high chair for the Davis Cup match between Croatia and the United States in Zadar.

During an appearance on Ellen, Osaka also explained how she remained composed while Williams flipped out on umpire Carlos Ramos, and how she feels as the reigning champ.

It is well known that Williams is one of Osaka's idols but she's now opened up on how she narrowly avoided bumping into another of her heroes at the US Open.

The series of incidents had led to some of the most remarkable scenes in a Grand Slam final as Williams accused Ramos of being a "liar" and a "thief".

"You're told to just turn around and try to focus so I tried to do that", she said.

"Don't you worry about me!" he added. Williams's penalties carry a combined total of $17,000 in fines.

But it seems as she had been preparing for the moment for a long time. It added that US Open organizers confirmed Ramos' decisions when they chose to fine Williams for the three offenses. He did what he had to do in that match, because she overstepped the limit.

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"Growing up, my dad drove a Nissan, so being able to be a brand ambassador now, it feels like I've come full circle", she said Thursday, speaking mostly in English at the vehicle company's headquarters in Yokohama, according to Reuters. Additionally, the endorsement will make the 20-year-old the second-highest paid female athlete in 2018, behind Serena Williams.

"I guess I'd like to hang out with my sister - I haven't seen her since Wimbledon", said Osaka, who has become an unlikely hero in a country still reeling after a summer of deadly typhoons and earthquakes.

She described Williams' behavior on court as "out of line".

And it turns out Osaka actually has a new reason to feel happy. "But I'm going to continue to fight for women".

He questioned the imposition by social media critics of no-go areas in cartooning and other critical media.

"Me, as a woman, take a lot of warnings".

The cartoonist suspended his own Twitter account early this week due to abuse and threats toward him and his family as a result of the cartoon.

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