FULL TRANSCRIPT: Serena Williams' entire outburst in US Open final

FULL TRANSCRIPT: Serena Williams' entire outburst in US Open final

Darren Sullivan
September 10, 2018

King, who won 39 grand slam titles during her career, tweeted: "Several things went very wrong during the @usopen Women's Finals today".

The drama started when Ramos handed Williams a coaching violation early in the second set because of hand gestures made from the stands by her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

He responded by issuing a third code violation, which results in a lost game.

"It isn't, and as a result, a player was penalised for the actions of her coach". Williams again approached Ramos and demanded an apology.

"He took a point from me after he alleged I was cheating, and I wasn't cheating". I don't cheat, I didn't get coaching.

Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka has questioned the coaching violation handed to Serena Williams by chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the US Open final on Saturday and believes that Ramos should have issued her with a soft warning before dishing out the code violation.

The fine is made up of £7,700 ($10,000) for the verbal abuse offence, £3,100 ($4,000) for coaching, and £2,300 ($3,000) for racket abuse.

Williams, targetting her seventh U.S. title, accused Carlos Ramos of treating her differently because she is a woman, in a post match press conference.

From her loss comes a major win for 20-year-old Osaka, a New York-raised Haitian-Japanese woman whose rise she herself says would never have happened if it weren't for her "idol" Serena Williams. "And I've also been given a "soft warning" by the ump where they tell you knock it off or I will have to give you a violation. You will never do another one of my games". He refused and she called him a thief for stealing a point from her in a championship match.

Osaka then delivered a 114 miles per hour serve to clinch the title.

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The policy allows a 10-minute break between the second and third sets of women's singles matches if either player requests one. The win meant that Djokovic advanced to his 11th straight United States semifinal - a streak only bettered by Jimmy Connors.

Naomi Osaka walked to the net, the excitement of being a Grand Slam champion mixed with a bit of sadness.

After Osaka's victory, the crowd erupted, with many booing in defense of Williams.

An irate Williams, likely feeling the pressure given the match situation, approached Romas and accused him of insulting her character. Williams also had six double faults, while Osaka had just one.

"I don't want to be rude".

Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, was later fined a total of £13,156 for her offences. We're going to get through this and let's be positive.

National Organisation of Women president Toni Van Pelt weighed in with a statement calling for the USTA to sever any ties to Ramos for "a blatantly racist and sexist move". "He's never taken a game from a man because they said 'thief".

"I can't sit here and say I wouldn't say he's a thief because I feel like he took the game from me", Williams said at the podium.

Responding to Mouratoglou's comments, Williams said: "I literally just heard that too".

"It blows my mind but I'm going to continue to fight for women and to fight for us to have equality", Williams said.