The 36-year-old blew up after she was penalised for being coached from the sideline and racket abuse. Chair umpire Carlos Ramos issued a violation after he suspected Mouratoglou of coaching Williams during her defeat against Japan's Naomi Osaka on September 8. She reached her first Women's Tennis Association (WTA) finals two years later at the 2016 Toray Pan Pacific Open, and in 2017, beat defending champion Angelique Kerber in the first round of the U.S. Open. She was called on three violations over the course of the match.
The 20-year-old melted hearts when she burst into sobs as boos rang out following her emphatic 6-2, 6-4 thrashing of Williams in a controversial NY final a little over a week ago. "I feel like there was just a lot of emotions", Osaka said in Tokyo on Monday. Ms Williams should have accepted his ruling but, rather than focus on getting back into the match (which she was losing), she let it stew to the point that when she lost the next game she smashed her racquet onto the court - an automatic violation.
"She makes some good points and they're points that need to be taken seriously by the tennis establishment", Ellis said.More news: McDonald's is giving away FREE cheeseburgers tomorrow
'But I was like 100 per cent of the coaches in 100 per cent of the matches'.
She not only soared into the Top 10 of the WTA rankings, but also to No.4 in the Porsche Race to Singapore as a result of her victory. "I don't cheat! I didn't get coaching".
"I didn't get coaching", Williams said multiple times.
Serena Williams' husband Alexis Ohanian has spoken out over what he calls "misleading" reporting of statistics showing the punishments for male and female players in tennis. "You owe me an apology". "You're a thief, too!"More news: Man Used Toddler to Steal Prizes from Mall Arcade Game
US Open champion Naomi Osaka of Japan speaks during a press conference for the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo.
And spare a thought for the poor umpire Carlos Ramos who had to be escorted off the court by security and was prevented from receiving his umpire's medal at the prize ceremony.
"She said she was proud of me, and that I should know the crowd isn't booing at me", the 20 year-old said on "Ellen" earlier this week.More news: USA imposes new $200bn tariffs on China