The truth about Serena Williams' US Open drama

Roger Federer was fined just $1,500 for a berating an umpire with an expletive during the 2009 U.S. Open, and Adams pointed out that the amount of fines is at the discretion of the administrator of the four Grand Slam events, not the USTA.

"There is a lot of unhappiness in the umpiring community because no one is standing up for officials", an anonymous source told The Guardian.

But lately - as shown by a recent spate of worldwide sporting squabbles, from Nike's Colin Kaepernick ad to the Serena Williams saga - this ideal of apolitical sport has slowly revealed itself to be a luxury of a select few, a privilege only afforded to those who have benefited from the rules set by society - and sport's - increasingly outdated institutions.

"I'm fine, given the circumstances", Ramos said, according to the newspaper.

Williams received warnings for receiving coaching and breaking a racket, before she was docked a game for calling Ramos a "thief". "Because I am a woman you are going to take this away from me?"

On Wednesday, Strycova lambasted those accusations and offered her own suggestion for the display as she went up against the Williams camp.

Sports and politics have become more intertwined than ever before, as evidenced by the whole Serena Williams saga.

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Osaka also said that she felt confident going into the match that she would win. In a furious response, Williams then called Ramos a "thief" for taking a point away from her - a seemingly innocuous throwaway line - which the umpire reacted by penalising her with a rare game penalty. The 23-time Grand Slam victor was later fined $17,000 for her behavior.

'I've always thought that Kei (Nishikori) is a super good role model on the men's side and I wish that there was one on the women's side.

Tennis great John McEnroe, one of the game's most tempestuous characters in his playing days, said the sport must find a way to allow players to express feelings and inject their personality into the game while adhering to certain rules.

"I find it interesting that she did it only when she was losing".

At first, many quickly spoke up in defense of Williams' claims that Ramos had different standards for men and women.

On Monday, the International Tennis Federation said Ramos acted "at all times with professionalism and integrity", a statement welcomed by Ings, who was a professional chair umpire from 1986 to 1993. "And I think for Ramos, he was a little defensive at that point, and was fed up as opposed to saying, 'OK, let's get back to business'".

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