Naomi Osaka "Not Sad" About Serena Controversy Overshadowing US Open Win

Hank Aaron has plenty to say about the treatment of Serena Williams, post-U.

While her U.S. Open victory was marred by the controversy that led to a tearful and boo-filled trophy ceremony, the incident might end up being a plus for Osaka.

Many tennis fans and players are still debating whether sexism played a role in the penalty given to Serena Williams in her confrontation with an umpire during the U.S. Open final.

Osaka, whose world ranking rose 12 spots to No. 7 on Monday, made history on September 8 in NY by becoming the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title, beating decorated veteran Serena Williams in straight sets.

'Ramos is tough, one of the best umpires in the world, he did what he had to do in that match, because she overstepped the limit.

"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", Adams continued.

Many people, looking at Serena Williams's actions during the US Open women's final last week, remembered of John McEnroe who often argued with umpires during his career.

A report by The Times of London published on Tuesday cited an anonymous official saying that tennis umpires are considering refusing to officiate matches involving Williams. "I have since texted her coach to make sure she understands that she is celebrated and how proud I am of her".

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The International Tennis Federation, meanwhile, defended 47-year-old Ramos and said he acted "at all times with professionalism and integrity".

The 23-time grand slam champion vehemently denied that accusation and, after smashing her racket having been broken in the second set, was docked a point by Ramos.

"I think the umpire did what was within his rights", he told BBC Sport ahead of Britain's Davis Cup tie with Uzbekistan in Glasgow.

Osaka said she was taught as a youngster to ignore the other side of the court.

"For me, I don't feel sad because I wouldn't even know what I'm expected to feel", she said.

While tennis legend Billy Jean King backed Williams" accusation insisting there was a "double standard', many have condemned the 23-time Grand Slam victor for losing her temper. "It's a delicate situation, but a la carte arbitration does not exist. Don't worry about me", Ramos said while speaking to Portuguese newspaper Tribuna Expresso, according to The Associated Press.

Ramos said he has received hundreds of messages of support.

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