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Naomi Osaka's trophy presentation at the 2018 U.S. Open was odd, to say the least.

Williams became irate and smashed her racket, leading to an actual code violation. "You owe me an apology!" she shouted repeatedly. But Ramos never said that she did.

Williams took umbrage to the first coaching violation of her career, stating repeatedly that she doesn't cheat, and demanded the umpire to relay the same to the crowd.

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Ramos told the paper that he avoided hitting the streets of NY after the controversial match to sidestep any potential "complicated situations". He will be back to work as umpire on Friday in Zadar, Croatia.

Williams was fined $17,000 after losing a point and a game for various code violations. It later started a larger debate about sexism in tennis. "They are all fearful that they could be the next Ramos".

Tennis umpires are reportedly considering boycotting matches involving Serena Williams after the athlete's controversial loss in the U.S. Open women's tennis final on Saturday. Even the International Tennis Federation (ITF), which stood by the judges, waited 48 hours before announcing a position.

The Japanese player's breakthrough triumph in NY was overshadowed by an explosive row between her opponent Williams and umpire Carlos Ramos which resulted in the 23-times Grand Slam champion being docked a game and fined $17,000. "Mr. Ramos' decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules...."

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Osaka outplayed a 23-time Grand Slam victor in the first set.

The WTA validated Williams' complaint that the penalties were sexist and would not have been initiated if Williams were a man. USTA President Katrina Adams said there was "no equality". And many in the country refer to residents who have one foreign parent not as "half Japanese", but just "half". "But other than that, if you were talking about my tennis, I think my tennis is very, not very Japanese", Osaka said Wednesday.

As well as her mega-money Nike deal, Williams also boasts deals with top brands such as Intel, Audemars Piguet, JPMorgan Chase, Lincoln, Gatorade and Beats. She added that Ramos could have prevented the incident with clear communication.

She could soon cash in on her win with Adidas, which according to multiple reports is expected to sign a new deal with her worth more than $8 million a year.

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