Japanese carmaker Nissan cashes in on Naomi Osaka's US Open tennis victory

Tennis Umpires Are Reportedly Considering Boycott of Serena Williams Matches After US Open Incident

Others though, including Martina Navratilova, said Williams' behavior was inexcusable, creating an atmosphere that marred the competition and disrespected her opponent. She used her powerful serve and groundstrokes to outhit Williams in the final on Saturday. There's a lot of men out here who have said a lot of things. Still reeling from the loss of the point, she called Ramos a liar and a thief -for "stealing" her point-and said, "You still owe me an apology". "At the time, I did think that they were booing me".

"Of course I'm very excited the Olympics are going to be held in Tokyo", added Osaka, who is of Haitian-Japanese descent and was raised in the United States.

Barbora Strycova has rubbished Serena Williams' claim that her treatment by the umpire in the recent US Open final was sexist, and said she only started complaining because she was losing. 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".

Serena Williams.Was Serena Williams right in protesting chair umpire Carlos Ramos calls that cost her the US Open crown? "You don't really crack rackets or berate umpires in this format; you kind of look to your team for support".

Sadly, in what should have been a triumphant moment for Naomi Osaka-becoming the first U.S. Open victor from Japan-we got a playbook of leadership faults to learn from.

It is true that Serena's coach was trying to signal her but Serena was in fact looking at the other side of the court and did not notice.

U.S. Open women's champion Naomi Osaka is back in Japan celebrating not only her landmark victory, but also a sponsorship deal with vehicle manufacturer Nissan.

"I don't feel sad because I wouldn't even know what I'm expected to feel. That's all I can say", Ramos told The Associated Press before the opening singles between Borna Coric and Steve Johnson, which he did not officiate.

The victor will meet either France or Spain in the final.

The Americans are missing their top two players: No. 10 John Isner is staying home while his wife awaits the birth of their child, and Sock hurt his hip en route to winning the US Open doubles title with Bryan. "Davis Cup is highly unpredictable and playing for your country can affect people in different ways, shapes and forms".

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