Serena Williams Apologizes For US Open Debacle In New Essay

Serena Williams Apologizes For US Open Debacle In New Essay

Serena Williams Apologizes For US Open Debacle In New Essay

On the court, Williams put that on display Tuesday at Wimbledon.

She next faces unseeded countrywoman Alison Riske, who stunned world number one Ashleigh Barty in the Round of 16 on Monday.

Serena Williams of the USA celebrates winning her quarter final match against fellow American Alison Riske on July 9, 2019.

Osaka won the tournament, but it was not a sweet victory for the young tennis player.

Meanwhile, Fognini was fined £2,300 after saying Wimbledon should be bombed. Down 4-3, Riske won three straight games, winning 12 of the last 15 points of the set.

The veteran served out the match with an ace down the middle and thrust her arms in the air before congratulating a worthy opponent at the net to huge cheers from the capacity crowd. I'm a professional competitor who did her best today, and that's all there is to that. That perhaps more leeway would have been given if she'd been born Roger, Rafa, or Novak rather than Serena.

Serena Williams apologized to Naomi Osaka for her outburst in the U.S. Open final but maintains the incident demonstrated the unequal treatment received by female and male competitors.

"Not only was a game taken from me but a defining, triumphant moment was taken from another player", she wrote. She also told the journalist "please don't patronise me" after he asked another question moments later. "I was searching for answers". "I don't have much else to say to your question".

When Osaka responded, Serena said she got emotional. The second was for smashing her racket, costing her a point. Williams was fined $17,000 for her comments.

The 23-time singles Grand Slam victor was all over her side of the court, saving shots and helping her side to a 4-1 set lead. That match had ended in controversy after umpire Carlos Ramos penalized Williams three times in a series of decisions Williams and many observers saw as unfair and sexist.

Then, when Osaka broke Williams' serve, Williams broke her racket in frustration.

Riske returned the favor in the second set. Riske saved a trio of break points and was a point from 4-all after claiming a point when Williams slipped along the well-worn baseline. Not ready to go back to the tennis court, Williams penned a letter to Osaka. She held at love to lead 4-3, and then came the key game.

First Williams got back to deuce by using a drop shot to set up a volley victor.

Strycova, whose previous best at a Grand Slam was the 2014 quarter-final also at Wimbledon, outplayed Britain's Johanna Konta once she extricated herself from a 4-1 deficit in the first set. Svitolina will make her debut in that round at any major tournament thanks to beating Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic 7-5, 6-4.

The champion at the All England Club in 2017 and French Open in 2016 wrote on Twitter that it was "the end of an Extraordinary ride".

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