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Category: Serena Williams

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Serena Williams says she doesn’t understand coach’s claim he coached her from sidelines

Six-time US Open champion denies Patrick Mouratoglou ‘made a motion’ from sidelines during match which Williams lost to Naomi OsakaSerena Williams does not understand why her coach admitted giving her instructions from the sidelines during her controve…

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Serena Williams has to rise above stereotypes whether she’s right or wrong

Whatever you think of her actions during the US Open final the winner of 23 grand slams is a supreme athlete who has always faced obstacles because of her race and sexAs a junior tennis player, Naomi Osaka was taught to look away if her opponent got an…

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Serena Williams and Carlos Ramos to be kept apart at Australian Open

• American said Ramos would not umpire her again• Tennis Australia avoids making decisionSerena Williams and Carlos Ramos, the umpire whom she accused of sexism in the wake of the US Open final last Saturday, are likely to be kept apart at the Australi…

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USA fall behind Croatia in Davis Cup as US Open umpire Carlos Ramos returns

USA fall behind 2-0 in Davis Cup semi-final tie against CroatiaUS Open umpire Ramos says he is focusing on ‘working again’Marin Cilic gave Croatia a stranglehold over the United States as he beat Frances Tiafoe, 6-1, 6-3, 7-6(5), to put the hosts 2-0 a…

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The Serena cartoon debate: calling out racism is not ‘censorship’ | Gary Younge

The depiction of the tennis star in an Australian newspaper recycled centuries-old racial stereotypes. Publishing it showed an extraordinary lack of judgmentIf there is one thing more damning than the racist cartoon of Serena Williams published in Melb…

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Tennis tantrums quiz: how well do you remember these meltdowns?

Broken rackets, rants and more Serena Williams has had her fair share of outbursts. How did she threaten a line judge at the US Open in 2009?She told her: “You will never, ever be on a court of mine again”She said: “I will look for you, I will pursue y…

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Tennis umpires consider forming union following Serena Williams storm

• Anger amongst officials over lack of support for Carlos Ramos• ITF took almost 48 hours to defend women’s final umpireTop tennis umpires are considering forming a union because they believe Carlos Ramos was “hung out to dry” by the authorities d…

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Naomi Osaka beats the boos and begins long road to tennis icon status | Paul MacInnes

The US Open winner has the tools to win repeatedly but Serena Williams’s example shows the hurdles that may lie in her wayYou can have different views about the merits of booing at a sporting event. For some it is one of the few tools available to…

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Serena Williams’s meltdown is a sign that tennis lies at a crossroads | Kevin Mitchell

Leading players must take responsibility for guiding the sport through good times and bad during this period of changeMany fine things happened at the 50th US Open, none better than Naomi Osaka’s dignified arrival and Novak Djokovic’s mighty return, no…

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Serena Williams gains support of WTA and USTA chiefs after umpire row

WTA’s Steve Simon: double standards applied by Carlos RamosUSTA president hails Williams’s ‘class’ and ‘sportsmanship’The Women’s Tennis Association has backed up Serena Williams’ claims of sexism regarding the way she was treated by umpire Carlos Ramo…

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‘I would have been pulling for Serena too’: Naomi Osaka on her US Open win – video

Naomi Osaka said she is still coming to terms with her US Open victory a day after defeating Serena Williams in the final. “It still doesn’t really feel that real,” said Osaka. “I think right now what I’m feeling is very tired. So h…

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Serena Williams is right on women’s treatment but wrong about Saturday | Kevin Mitchell

Serena Williams has a case when she suggests tennis can treat women poorly but there are countless examples of men being penalised for behaviour like hers in the US Open finalWhen Serena Williams threw away the US Open title she has won six times by ca…

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Serena Williams is right on women’s treatment but wrong about Saturday | Kevin Mitchell

Serena Williams has a case when she suggests tennis can treat women poorly but there are countless examples of men being penalised for behaviour like hers in the US Open finalWhen Serena Williams threw away the US Open title she has won six times by ca…

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Serena Williams again bears brunt of double standards in tennis | Anna Kessel

Male players can misbehave at will while women are denied the right to express frustrationIf we could examine Serena Williams’s on-court behaviour at the US Open final in isolation, as a response to one individual umpiring call, this would be a very sh…

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Serena Williams burns the house down as Naomi Osaka’s brilliance is forgotten

The American legend was the victim of a draconian enforcement of the rules in the US Open final. But her reaction exposed the one flaw in her gameThe venerable boxing trainer Cus D’Amato used to say that emotion, particularly fear, is like fire. If you…

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Serena Williams accuses officials of sexism and vows to ‘fight for women’

After umpire row, the 23-time Grand Slam champion wins backing of tennis legend Billie Jean King after saying men are treated less harshlySerena Williams has accused an umpire of sexism and treating her more harshly than men as she used a press confere…

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Serena Williams accuses officials of sexism and vows to ‘fight for women’

After umpire row, the 23-time Grand Slam champion wins backing of tennis legend Billie Jean King after saying men are treated less harshlySerena Williams has accused an umpire of sexism and treating her more harshly than men as she used a press confere…

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Serena Williams rails at umpire as superb Naomi Osaka wins US Open

• Williams calls umpire a liar and thief, and is docked a game• 20-year-old Osaka wins 6-2, 6-4 against her idolNaomi Osaka became the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam singles title when she beat Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 in the US Open final o…

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Serena Williams v Naomi Osaka: US Open women’s final – live!

Williams takes aim at record-tying 24th major championshipTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 9.15pm BST The players are coming down to the tunnel now. It’s Naomi Osaka first, who’s pulled aside by ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi for a pre-match powwow.“Of co…

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Dream date: Naomi Osaka v Serena Williams set to be intriguing final

Young Japanese who has shown innocence and daring before her first slam final faces American powerhouse who inspired her to play the game in the first placeNaomi Osaka, remarkably, will reach for her first slam title here on Saturday with a calmer rack…