LeBron James Throws His Support Behind Serena Williams After US Open Controversy

Federer at 2018 US Open

Federer at US Open this year

Two weeks ago, the greatest athlete in the world lost the US Open on a trumped up call - a deviation from the norm.

It was an unusual scene.

She also considers that 'this is just what it looks like to fall in love and start a family with a fellow cajillionaire'.

The article didn't draw any conclusion that surrounds the controversy of 2018 Grand Slams final which claimed that Williams' was penalized by verbal abuse because she is a woman.

"I have no idea what was going on in her head, but I feel that struggle".

Most of the 20,000 spectators that filled Arthur Ashe Stadium were all hoping for a win for Williams, who just gave birth in September previous year, to show that even mothers could win titles.

"[She] has put Carlos Ramos in a really awkward position for next time he umpires one of her games, or one involving some of her colleagues who have come forward in support of her".

"In tennis you might have an umpire that gives more coaching violations and another goes more to time violation". If she managed to keep serve, it was her best opportunity to regain her momentum. Williams, thinking she was free from warnings, smashed her racket on the court in a moment of distress, believing that this would only result in a warning. If you don't change gears, then it will show up in your next point.

She lifted up Osaka and gave her the validation she deserved. She accused him of "stealing" a point from her with his violation call. Later, after Ramos tacked on more infractions, she threatened he would never umpire another match of hers and demanded an apology, calling him a "liar" and a "thief".

According to Serena, referee treated her differently because she is a woman. Of course, Americans are sensitive when it comes to fairness.

It ended with Williams losing to 20-year-old Naomi Osaka, a young star on the rise who was poised to beat the 23-time grand slam victor before the match turned controversial. We have to treat each other fairly and the same. But if they have real grievances, there are proper guidelines and procedures to follow. However, what exactly constitutes improper behavior is left up to the umpire to decide, and is, in a way, a gray area.

Certain umpires are considering a boycott of some of Serena's matches. The fact that a match that many expected to be a spectacular clash of power and technique dissolved into such a debacle is unfortunate.

I watched as Williams felt compelled to have to defend her integrity after being issued the violation, telling Ramos on court: "I don't cheat to win". In "Trump's America", I feel that the attitude of saying whatever you want to say without repercussions, along with societal divisions and hatred, are spreading.

There's no equality when it comes to what the men are doing to the chair umpires and what the women are doing, and I think there has to be some consistency across the board.

However, Serena made up for it later when the match ended and she graciously congratulated her opponent on a well-deserved victory. When the New York Post tweets out a headline like "Serena has mother of all meltdowns in U.S. Open Final loss", about this story, but tweets out a headline like "Yankees rally for win after Boone gets ejected for arguing a strike", about the Yankees' manager Aaron Boone, it's hard not to notice. Serena is, after all, a 23-time Grand Slam champion!

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