Roger Federer says fellow tennis great Serena Williams “went too far” in her outburst at the umpire during September’s US Open final.Williams received a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling the umpire a “liar” and a “thief” during her defeat by Naomi Osaka.
Osaka (left) prevailed in two hours and 33 minutes.
US Open champion Naomi Osaka apologised to Zhang Shuai for an emotional display in beating the Chinese in Beijing.The 20-year-old Japanese was close to tears at points in her 3-6 6-4 7-5 win in the China Open quarter-finals.
Serena Williams last played the Hopman Cup in 2015.
Serena Williams is set to face Roger Federer in her first event of the 2019 season when the USA play Switzerland in the mixed doubles at the Hopman Cup.
A dejected Osaka alongside winner Pliskova at the trophy presentation.
Tearful US Open champion Naomi Osaka blamed tiredness after a surprise defeat in straight sets by Karolina Pliskova in the Pan Pacific Open final.
Osaka won her first Grand Slam at the US Open.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka has beaten Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 6-1 at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo – her first match since winning the US Open.
Osaka has climbed to a career-high seventh in the world after winning the US Open title.
New US Open champion Naomi Osaka can become Japan’s first world number one, says Japanese former Grand Slam semi-finalist Kimiko Date.The 20-year-old’s straight-sets win on Saturday was overshadowed by Serena Williams‘ outbursts at the umpire.
Serena Williams’ claims of sexism in the US Open final have been backed by the governing body of women’s tennis.WTA chief executive Steve Simon said the umpire showed Williams a different level of tolerance over Saturday’s outbursts than if she had been a man.
Serena Williams is the only Grand Slam champion left in the women's draw.
Serena Williams passed her toughest test so far at the US Open to beat Karolina Pliskova and reach the semi-finals for a ninth consecutive time.
Serena Williams gave birth to her daughter Olympia in September 2017 and returned to tennis in December that year.
Serena Williams says her motivation to win major trophies remains as high as ever in motherhood after reaching the US Open quarter-finals. Williams, whose daughter Olympia turned one on Saturday, is aiming to win a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title in New York.
Serena Williams is chasing a seventh US Open singles title.
Serena Williams made light work of her older sister Venus Williams to reach the US Open fourth round in New York.The 23-time Grand Slam champion, looking to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24, needed just 71 minutes to win 6-1 6-2.