Those double standards and discrimination is something Williams has experienced her entire career, despite possibly being the best tennis player to ever play the game. He did what he had to do in that match because she overstepped the limit.
"At the time, I did kind of think they were booing at me 'cause I couldn't tell what was going on because it was just so loud in there, so it was a little bit stressful".
Williams lost her cool with the official in the final after being penalised for receiving coaching and smashing her racquet, calling Carlos Ramos a "thief", an outburst that cost her a game penalty.
"I saw how Serena was being treated, and then I thought about coming back to my locker one day as a player, and there was [a reporter] in my chair", said Aaron, who endured racist taunts and death threats as he marched toward Babe Ruth's record. Will rules change in Serena's matches?
"I don't feel sad because I wouldn't even know what I'm expected to feel".
Osaka was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1997 to a Haitian-American father and a Japanese mother, before the family moved to the USA when she was three.
"Look, I don't want this to come out the wrong way", Johnson said.
Williams smashed her racquet, breaking it, bringing about her second violation for racquet abuse, resulting in a point penalty.
William's match with 20-year-old Naomi Osaka of Japan was clouded with controversy after Ramos issued a code violation to Williams during play, saying she had received coaching during the match - a point Williams strongly denied. How many other men do things? "And if we don't get that, there might be a potential boycott of her next match", he said.
Williams was fined $17,000 for the rules violations, and the International Tennis Federation backed Ramos, saying his "decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules". In fact, this is the sort of behavior that no one should be engaging in on the court ...
"Because it was my first final and my first Grand Slam victory, overall I felt really happy and I know that I accomplished a lot". Williams claimed Ramos' actions in NY were "sexist" but speaking to BBC Sport yesterday, US Open mixed-doubles champion Murray said: "I think that's a bit far-fetched".