It isn’t just a game penalty. It takes multiple violations to get to that point. Gtfo with this sexism nonsense. Your "proof" is a complete different umpire.
Patrick admitted to coaching, but said that Nadal gets coached constantly and rarely gets penalized for it.WTF! Serena's coach is acting exactly like her in this interview! Ridiculous! Take some damn responsibility for getting caught coaching and being outplayed
He was showing her to get more in the court, but Serena was saying he was showing her thumbs up and that she is not a cheater.yes, I don't think Serena knew the rule. She could have prevented all the drama by not smashing her racket and accepting that Pat Mo was giving her signals and she definitely saw it because Serena said "he was giving me the thumbs up" which was part of the coaching signals Pat Mo gave.
Two tirades earlier. Where she was explaining to Ramos that she wasn't getting coached and that she had never received off court coaching in her career (which she hasn't). How would that be fair. Saying the umpire stole a point from you is NOT name calling. A thief is someone who steals. So how is explaining the term thief by initially saying that you stole from me count as verbal abuse.Because? If I was the umpire, I’d have cited her for verbal abuse about two tirades earlier. She has absolutely no right to call an umpire a thief or demand apologies.
And the ref was entirely consistent with the rules. Just because a different ref wasn’t is no argument.
Please find a rule that states verbal abuse doesn’t include name calling. Only then can you call the third warning “atrocious”.
I honestly can't say if you're trolling... Ramos did the right thing, and calling it sexist is social justice warrior crap... Just stop it!Whatever you think of Serena and Naomi (and I adore Naomi), there is no doubt in my mind that the chair acted improperly.
I think there was gender bias at work. The first coaching violation? Deserved. The second violation? Deserved.
But I cannot begin to count the number of times men have sat in their chairs on changeovers and had heated discussions with umpires, and nothing whatever happens. But when it is Serena, it is a game penalty in the final. Insane. Her words were actually civil -- saying she deserved an apology, no profanity, no threats.
Need more proof?
In this same tournament, we had a chair umpire come out of his chair to basically coach Kirios in front of God and everyone. The proper response would have been to enforce the code of conduct, but no. Ump goes easy on the man, and USTA backs up the umpire.
By that standard, Ramos should have come out of his chair and talked to Serena, calm her nerves, tell her he wants to help her. Nope -- game penalty (when the tirade was over and he could have let it go) to put Serena's opponent a game away from the championship.
Congratulations to Naomi, but what happened today was rooted in disparate treatment and sexism.
To be fair, it's natural to root for the American there (despite Osaka also being raised in America.)
The booing at the ceremony is crossing the line.
It's always going to be entertaining (for some reason or another) when Serena Williams is playing a grand slam final. I mean, that was like it's own show!Literally. Holy ****. She called the ref a theif and tbe ref penalized her a game. Then she started crying about how she was getting horrible treatment bc she was a woman.
Maybe this is karma for sjws censoring/blocking discussion of mens vs womens level of tennis?
The simplest solution would be to ban coaches from the stands during matches. Do the prep on the practice court, then leave the player to it. If they can’t work it out for themselves, they don’t deserve to be playing on the world stage.