Serena Williams

Serena Williams argues with chair umpire Carlos Ramos while playing Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open women's final on Sept. 8, 2018, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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September 10, 2018 - 3:44 pm
The International Tennis Federation is defending the chair umpire who gave Serena Williams three code violations during the U.S. Open final, saying his "decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules."
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Serena Williams gestures to umpire Carlos Ramos instead of shaking hands after her match against Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open women's final on Sept. 8, 2018, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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Ann Liguori
September 10, 2018 - 10:15 am
It was the most controversial match I’ve seen in my 36 years of covering the U.S. Open. And the controversy has nothing to do with sexism, as Serena Williams, the Women's Tennis Association and many others are charging.
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Serena Williams awaits her serve as boos rain down after an argument with officials while playing Naomi Osaka in the women's final on Sept. 8, 2018, at the U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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September 09, 2018 - 4:47 pm
Serena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final.
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Serena Williams gestures to umpire Carlos Ramos instead of shaking hands after her match against Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open women's final on Sept. 8, 2018, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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September 09, 2018 - 8:56 am
By The Associated Press Serena Williams thought she was treated more harshly by the chair umpire in the U.S. Open final than a man would have been. Williams was cited by official Carlos Ramos for three code violations during her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka on Saturday : for getting coaching...
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Naomi Osaka reacts after winning a point against Serena Williams during the women's final of the U.S. Open on Sept. 8, 2018,
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September 08, 2018 - 7:09 pm
Serena Williams was penalized a game for calling the chair umpire a thief during an extended argument as the U.S. Open women's final descended into chaos, with fans booing and play delayed before Naomi Osaka wrapped up a 6-2, 6-4 victory for her first Grand Slam title.
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Serena Williams hits a forehand against Anastasija Sevastova in their U.S. Open semifinal match on Sept. 6, 2018, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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Ann Liguori
September 07, 2018 - 11:40 am
Five-time U.S. Open champ Serena Williams advanced to her 31st major final with a 6-3, 6-0 thrashing of Anastasija Sevastova , on Thursday night. The entire match lasted 66 minutes.
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Serena Williams celebrates after match point against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia in a women's semifinal match on Sept. 6, 2018, at the U.S. Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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September 07, 2018 - 8:45 am
Serena Williams was a bit shaky at the start of her U.S. Open semifinal.
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From left, Serena Williams and Madison Keys
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Ann Liguori
September 06, 2018 - 10:17 am
It must be a great relief to USTA officials that two American women will be playing in Thursday night's semifinals and it’s very likely we’ll be treated to an all-American women’s final for the second straight year.
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Sep 8, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Venus Williams of the United States (left) greets sister Serena Williams of the United States after their match on day nine of the 2015 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory
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Ann Liguori
August 31, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Serena and her older sister, Venus, will meet for the 30th time Friday night when they play under the lights on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court in a third-round matchup at the U.S. Open. It will be the 16th time they will have played each other in a Grand Slam tournament.
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