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Serena Williams Slams Umpire for Accusing Her of Cheating at U.S. Open Women's Finals 2018

Serena Williams Slams Umpire for Accusing Her of Cheating at U.S. Open Women's Finals 2018

Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka came face to face at the 2018 U.S. Open Women’s Singles Finals on Saturday afternoon (September 8) at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York.

The 36-year-old tennis star and the 20-year-old tennis player from Japan hit the courts in what resulted in a very controversial match.

Serena was accused of receiving coaching tips from her coach – and the head umpire took a match point from her. She then slammed the racket into the ground and received another penalty.

Serena then demanded the umpire give her an apology as she called him a “thief” for “stealing a point” from her – which the umpire said was “verbal abuse,” resulting in Serena losing a game point.

Naomi
then won the finals in 2-1 games. This is her first time winning a Grand Slam title.

Congrats Naomi!

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  • Sim

    Congrats to Naomi, hopefully this is just her first grand slam.

    Damn, the calls of racism we would heard if her opponent had been white. LOL they would been demanding she give the trophy to Serena, didn’t Beyonce fans demand that when she lost a Grammy one year.
    Really wonder when they will finally get her on what enhancements she is taking, she is built like a tank, she was never that big when she younger. Especially with her game being so much about brute force. It took years to get Armstrong, and she’s doing what he did, whining about being tested more than anyone else, so who knows.

  • Sweet Cheeks

    This is not the first time she has verbally abused the ump and sure won’t be the last.

  • Shenanigans

    Her whole life shes been shamed for being built like a ‘tank’ and now you wanna tell me she wasnt like this before? Shes in her 30’s, do you expect her to have the body of a 20 year old? Thats not possible. Maybe check your own pics from your younger days and see this transformation called ‘aging’ that happens not only with the face but with the body as well.

    As for cheating? 😂
    Keep wishing.
    Why dont you focus on the actual cheater who claims innocence after being caught?
    i mean, whats your gripe with her succeeding?

  • Lewisbieber

    she is so doped up that’s why her temper is bad

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  • tom

    She went black women on the umpire

  • cuzjcacjo

    didn’t even know they could lose points for that. weird.

  • Shenanigans

    And not the first time an umpire has been verbally abused and wont be the last. But it will bring to light the double-standards eith which the women players are judged. The chair in questions has been verbally abused by other players and never docked points, but did so for Serena.

  • suzybel

    Wow Serena, just wow!

  • Sweet Cheeks

    It’s never ok to verbally abuse anyone, whether it’s done by a man or woman. This is about what Serena does and she has a history of being a bad sport when she is in a losing position. In 2009, she threatened a line judge and fined 10 grand. She said something like I’m gonna take this f***ing ball and shove it down your f***ing throat. In 2011, she was fined 2,000 for berating a chair ump. Naomi couldn’t even enjoy her well deserved win and Serena’s bad behavior on the court continues…….

  • Shenanigans

    Isolated incidents occurring intermittently over the years hardly constitute ‘history’. In 2018, having played wimbledon and USOpen, this is her first incident. You dont reach the status of GOAT by being a bad sport. All athletes at her level have ‘abused’ the umpire but SHE gets labeled. THATS the doube standard. Have you seen videos where the umpires are being abused by the men players? A lot, a lot worse than ‘demanding’ and apology from the umpire or calling him a ‘thief’. Roger Federer has been involved in umpire incidents twice (possibly more) this year. Why isnt he labeled?

    This very umpire has been abused by other players and didnt dock points.

    Also, she was absolutely right to be upset with the umpire. Docked points for no reason. Its been proven that she didnt even look at her coach, so the cheating accusation was ridiculous.

    You’re gonna have to find something else to hate on her for.

  • Sweet Cheeks

    Don’t be upset, I’m just stating facts. She just got another fine for this incident. Maybe this ump just had the balls to not put up with her shenanigans? Maybe the men’s umps are wimps? Who knows why. I have been watching tennis for a long time and there have been plenty of other instances where she tries to manipulate her opponents and disrupt play on the court when she’s losing. When you break the rules, you pay the consequences. End of story.

  • emily arpege

    Her coach admitted that he was coaching her from the stands. She was cheating. She then lied about it. She then threatened the umpire. The fine is nothing. Her conduct warrants a significant suspension.

  • Von

    Maybe your lies work with someone who hasn’t watched tennis for last 20 years, Serena Williams first grand Slam was around 99′ she was half her size she is now.
    Wasn’t till she bulked up like the hulk that her wins started adding up consistently

  • emily arpege

    She cheated. Her coach admitted it. I understand that you don’t like the facts here but she is a cheater and a liar and she should be suspended.

  • emily arpege

    She cheated. Her coach admitted it. I understand that you don’t like the facts here but she is a cheater and a liar and she should be suspended.

  • emily arpege

    She cheated. Her coach admitted it. I understand that you don’t like the facts here but she is a cheater and a liar and she should be suspended.