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Speaking in the euphoric aftermath of the 20-year-old's 6-2, 6-4 upset of 23-time Grand Slam victor Serena Williams last weekend, the Haitian hotelier congratulated the first-time champion, whose father, Leonard Francois, is Haitian.

Williams claims she was treated harshly because she is a woman, whereas a male player would have been given more leeway.

"This is a bulls***, for umpires being women or men doesn't matter", Strycova reportedly said.

"With Osaka's win, we can expect a boom in attention to the sport in Japan, similar to what Nishikori brought when he played in the US Open final four years ago", said Toshihiro Nagahama, chief economist at Dai-Ichi Life Research Institute. "Professional tennis players, sometimes, I think we lose sight of that".

"In comparison, I never saw (Rafael) Nadal shouting like that with an umpire".

Let's face it, Serena's behavior on the court was a desperate attempt to somehow shift the momentum of the match her way. "I find it interesting that she did it only when she was losing".

The tennis star's statement on the coaching violation contradicts what Mouratoglou said following Williams' 6-2, 6-4 loss against Osaka. She commented, "Me, as a woman, take a lot of warnings". The WTA defense surprised me.

According to The Guardian, Tennis Australia has avoided making a call yet on whether or not Ramos will be in the chair for any of Serena's matches. Adidas has been the official sponsor for Naomi Osaka and they have been handing out six-figure paycheque to the Japanese star until her win at the US Open finals.

Speaking on Channel 10's The Project in an interview to be aired in full on Sunday, Williams said she had not received any signals from her coach Patrick Mouratoglou which led to her first code violation from Ramos. Given her tennis prowess and Serena's relentless quest to stay at the top of her game, we have no doubt the two champions will meet on the court many more times - hopefully under more "normal" circumstances. This is not fair. She then smashed her racket on the ground, which cost her a point and then called the umpire a thief, which cost her a game.

Although the International Tennis Federation (ITF) had come to Ramos' defense, saying that his decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules.

"We can not measure ourselves by what we think we should also be able to get away with".

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