Serena Williams fined $17,000 for violations during US Open final

I've never cheated and you owe me an apology. Entering the final, she had dropped just 28 games through six matches.

'You will never, ever, ever be on another court of mine as long as you live. You are a liar.

"When a woman is emotional, she's "hysterical" and she's penalized for it".

Williams addressed Osaka's bittersweet win in her post-match presser.

Williams, seeking a first Grand Slam title since the birth of her daughter Olympia on September 1 2017, was denied a 24th Grand Slam title that would have matched Margaret Court's all-time record. Williams attempted to comfort Osaka before addressing the booing crowd.

"I've said far worse", McEnroe, a seven-times Grand Slam singles victor, said on ESPN. Let's not boo any more.

According to the code of conduct, the first violation results in a warning, the second violation hands the player a point penalty, the third violation results in a game penalty and the fourth could force the player to forfeit the match.

When it was Osaka's turn she seemed at a loss.

"I know that everyone was cheering for her", she said.

(AAP)Serena Williams congratulates Naomi Osaka after her US Open women's final win. When are you going to give me my apology?

The 23-time Grand Slam champion said she would continue to fight for gender equality in the sport and addressed the first-round penalty given to Alize Cornet for changing her shirt on the court.

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A match with history at stake for both players got off to a tense start.

"Congrats to Naomi Osaka, it's so great to see the mix of cultures and to see people breaking down barriers".

After a confident hold punctuated by a 106 miles per hour ace Osaka broke again to lead 4-1, silencing the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd. Ramos's rationale was that Williams's coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, made a motion from the stands that appeared to instruct Williams to go to the net more frequently.

Yes, I was coaching just like everybody else.

The tennis professional said to the umpire that she "doesn't cheat to win", and would rather lose than win dishonestly. "She's right about the guys being held to a different standard, there's no question".

That drew a second code violation - and, automatically, cost Williams a point.

King also tweeted that coaching should be allowed in tennis.

ESPN reporter Pam Shriver told the New York Times' Williams claim that sexism was behind the harsh penalty was "in this day and age, a fair take". Williams was penalized a point and then a game by chair umpire Carl Ramos in the final.

Barker said: "Serena in some ways has a point in the fact that I've sat courtside watching the men ranting at umpires and (they) haven't been given a violation".

"The star of the show has been once again the chair umpire". There's also the freaky "abuse" citation, which Ramos doled out because Williams called him a "thief" - certainly far from the worst thing an athlete has called an official during an event.

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