US Open champion Naomi Osaka struggling with fame

Rex Christensen
September 22, 2018

In the sports arena, Serena has faced drug testing at twice the rate of her competitors, a higher level of news media and social media scrutiny and a unreasonable level of expected edict that has no historical or legislative foundations in the sport of tennis. Her coach admitted it, and it was clear on the video. She has become a symbol of feminism - an intersectional feminism that people look up to but also can't quite seem to understand.

Williams is a player of integrity.

For Ramos to deliver these penalties is one thing, but for the International Tennis Federation to back him up by releasing this statement: "Carlos Ramos is one of the most experienced and respected umpires in tennis".

In July, the doting husband posted a photo to Instagram after he whisked Serena off to Venice with the captions 'She wanted Italian for dinner, so.'.

After meeting with officials, Williams accused Ramos of penalizing her because she was a woman, implying sexist and racist rulings on his part and referencing previous penalties she had received. And please tell me what having a daughter has anything to do with his calls. She later was fined $17,000. Or would young Naomi Osaka come out on top against her childhood idol? She will be but a footnote in the story.

Her claim may be true; but even if it is, it doesn't justify her behaviour.

Juventus would go on to win the match regardless as two penalties from Miralem Pjanic saw them get their European campaign off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory.

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'Trash take, ' author Roxane Gay tweeted: 'Also, it's refreshing to see a black woman being actively adored by her partner. But I never thought that I would see a similar situation on the stage for the trophy ceremony of the US Open. He just doesn't know real beauty when he sees it. Attacking an umpire's integrity, calling him a thief and a liar for doing his job, is a odd way of showing your daughter that you "stand up for what's right".

Serena is definitely our sister, and no matter what, she has proven to be an awesome sister.

Sure, she was upset about the call against her.

According to Serena, referee treated her differently because she is a woman. As for this nonsense about women being penalized while the men skate, at this year's tournament the men were penalized more than twice as many times as the women were. Williams only tried to defend herself after the charge that she took coaching. "We've never had signals", Williams said.

To make matters worse, Williams's inability to accept defeat with honor resulted in the complete disregard, and even shaming, of the rightful champion Osaka.

When she seeks the best performance gear - a competition body suit - she is banned from wearing it... for no articulated reason.

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