The 23-time Grand Slam victor screamed: 'Every time I play here, I have problems.
Like many women, we watched the avalanche of biased treatment unfold before our eyes with complete disbelief at what was happening to arguably the greatest tennis player in history.
"I just don't understand what he was talking about", Williams said.
It wasn't the only time Wilkinson found herself scolded.
Despite having won 18 consecutive matches against the 31-year-old, Williams began the mind games by claiming she views Sharapova as the favourite to reach the quarter-finals at Roland Garros.
After touching on motherhood and her rise to stardom, The Sunday Project host switched to the elephant in the room, asking Williams if she regretted smashing her racket in the second set - a brain snap which saw her slapped with a code violation which eventually resulted in her spraying umpire Carlos Ramos. Lest we forget, Williams was vying to tie Margaret McCourt's 24 Grand Slam record that night, one year after a near death experience postpartum, so the stakes were very high. You're a thief too.
"What I'm just trying to do most of all is to just recover from that", she added.
She said: "Even a man, if you want to express yourself in a way where you're not using profanity or you're just being yourself, and you're at this moment where you've worked for since you were three years old and you're on the cusp of this unbelievable moment.your female you should be able to do even half of what a guy can do". "There would be no ifs or buts".
One of Williams' main challenges, she explained, isn't necessarily the backlash from her fateful US Open finish but rather the everyday temptation to stay home as opposed to return to the court.
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Williams was given her first code violation in the second game of the second set after Ramos adjudged her coach Patrick Mouratoglou of coaching from the stands - something which is now banned in tennis.
"Yes, because we've never had this before". "I want her to have just a great upbringing, the best way I know how".
Serena has since opened up to Mamamia about the first thing she did when she walked out of Arthur Ashe Stadium following the controversial meltdown.
"The flawless answer to that, the ideal reply, I can't believe I never thought of that", she laughed. She said it was emotional time.
"I can't say I was always comfortable in my body, I had to learn to embrace my curves and my body", she said.
Williams has been vocal about how life-changing and important motherhood has been for her.
With a swath of media commitments cancelled in the wake of Williams' headline-making U.S. Open moment, Wilkinson revealed she had half-expected their interview not to go ahead.
"I was on the other side".
"I got in the vehicle, and (daughter) Olympia was in the auto". It was so weird, and she started giving me kisses, she never gives me kisses. You will never be on a court with me as long as you live.