Stop Saying that Serena Williams is a 'Victim'

Stop Saying that Serena Williams is a 'Victim'

Stop Saying that Serena Williams is a 'Victim'

'Men and women are different.

Rising tennis superstar Naomi Osaka is set to sign the biggest deal Adidas has ever made with a female athlete. Umpire Carlos Ramos believed Williams's coach Patrick Mouratoglou, watching from the stands, was giving her hand signals.

Osaka was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1997 to a Haitian-American father and a Japanese mother, before the family moved to the US when she was three.

Retired umpire Richard Ings told ESPN on Tuesday that umpires feel that Ramos is being vilified. You're a thief too.

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"Serena Williams decides she's gonna blame sexism for the way she was treated and then the media applauds her?"

In the fallout of the incident, the U.S. Tennis Association and Women's Tennis Association both came out in support of Williams. Williams was left baffled, furious, and in tears, by a decision she says was grounded in sexism. The International Tennis Federation said the umpire had acted appropriately.

Carlos Ramos is assigned to the Davis Cup semifinal between Croatia and the United States this weekend in Zadar.

The debate on Williams treatment, others claimed, has got something to do with the color of her skin.

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When Ellen asked Osaka what Serena whispered in her ear at that moment, Osaka smiled. Shes been called the N-word.

Williams was quick to demand an apology from the umpire, but she has so far been unwilling to admit to any wrongdoing herself, either for her behavior on the court or for the way this controversy has overshadowed her opponent's hard-fought victory.

Serena, in fact, has been the target of racist messaging that she isnt welcome in the sport she dominates.

While Ramos oversaw the US Open women's final, the men's final between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro was overseen by British umpire Alison Hughes. She didnt threaten, and she didnt curse. She was one of the main reasons that tennis chose to investigate video replay technology on the courts after several bad calls went against her in the 2004 US Open quarterfinals, she has been described as "scary" to look at by the president of the Russian Tennis Federation, she has been handed penalties that wouldn't otherwise have been given to men.

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White tennis players berating umpires, smashing rackets, threatening officials, and even hitting umpires with balls can easily be found online. And yet there doesnt seem to be any instance of mass-boycott to result from those players actions.

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