Tennis Grand Slam Champ Naomi Osaka is Nissan’s New Brand Ambassador

Ross Houston
September 16, 2018

William's match with 20-year-old Naomi Osaka of Japan was clouded with controversy after Ramos issued a code violation to Williams during play, saying she had received coaching during the match - a point Williams strongly denied.

Appearing on the "Ellen Show" Wednesday, Osaka revealed what Williams told her after the defeat as the crowd booed over the controversial decisions made by Ramos.

"But if you were talking about my tennis, I think my tennis is not very Japanese". "We've never had signals".


Williams has implied that she was treated more harshly than an angry male player would have been, but within the context of the game at least, no one has suggested that Ramos' officiating favored one player over the other. This time an umpire finally had the courage to deal appropriately with her abusive behaviour, and we applaud Carlos Ramos for his strength in doing the right thing.

The tennis star's statement on the coaching violation contradicts what Mouratoglou said following Williams' 6-2, 6-4 loss against Osaka. "He also pressured me about coaching".

"I'm fine, given the circumstances", he said. But on Friday she was pictured speaking with Ramos and Associated Press (AP) journalist Andrew Dampf reported that she apologized to him. Incensed, Serena, in a classic, bold woman act that usually involves pointing a finger and looking at your subject straight in the eye, boldly told the male umpire "I didn't cheat". This latest crop of players all seem too entitled, that's a problem I suffer within all walks of life, young people feeling as though they are owed something.


Seeing this, Serena furiously called the umpire "a thief", causing him to list that as the third offence, "verbal abuse". It was about seeing one of the most extraordinary female athletes who has ever lived continuing to be great even after delivering a baby and long past the time when somebody in her profession would ever reasonably be expected to be in the finals of a major tournament. You are the liar.

"I just feel like the fact that I have to go through this is just an example for the next person that has emotions, and that want to express themselves, and want to be a strong woman". Say it. Say you're sorry. The first variable is how often men and women actually commit these violations, rather than how often they get called on them.

In a story that has transcended sports and become one of the biggest headlines in the country, Serena Williams supposed "screwjob" at the U.S. Open has turned into a much more complicated issue than simply an inquiry into the obscure rules of sportsmanship in the sport of tennis.


Osaka was motivated to reach last Saturday's US Open final so she could challenge her childhood idol Williams. "I've seen a
lot of people get called for coaching before, and you might have a grumble and stuff, but you get on with it". "That's what it's all about".

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