Serena Williams US Open final fiasco: Here's what led her to 'fight for women'

"Serena Williams lost the US Open final to 20-year-old Naomi Osaka, but not before an outburst of emotions. The Grand finale saw the ace tennis player indulging in verbal accusations with chair umpire Carlos Ramos which cost her, her game. "

"After losing first set by 6-2, Serena was warned by the umpire for seeking coaching signals. Even though her coach confirmed that he was ‘100 percent coaching’, Serena stuck to her stand that she was not breaking any rule. She was heard saying to the umpire, “I know you don't know that and I understand why you thought that was coaching but I'm telling you it's not.”"
"The second blow came in when she received a point penalty for racket abuse. She was totally furious by now and she demanded an apology from the umpire. “I don't cheat. I didn't get coaching. How can you say that? You need to … you owe me an apology. You owe me an apology. I have NEVER cheated in my life!” she apparently quipped. "
"Serena was in no mood to back down as she accused Carlos of being a thief for stealing her point. “You owe me an apology. You will never, ever, ever be on another court of mine as long as you live. You are the liar. When are you going to give me my apology? You owe me an apology. Say it, say you're sorry,"

"What came next shocked one and all. Instead of an apology, Carlos announced, “Code violation. Verbal abuse. Game penalty, Mrs William.”"
"Serena couldn’t take it and she went on a rampage saying that this is happening to her just because she is a woman. “There's a lot of men out here that have said a lot of things and because they are men, that doesn't happen to them,” said Serena. "
"Later at a press conference she said that she will fight against this sexism. “I’m here fighting for women’s rights and for women’s equality and for all kinds of stuff. For me to say ‘thief,’ and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark. He’s never taken a game from a man because they said ‘thief’,” said Serena. "

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