US Davis Cup players try to stay out of Williams controversy

World No. 25 Barbora Strycova has called out Serena Williams for her "bullsh-t" US Open blow-up that overshadowed 20-year-old Naomi Osaka's first grand slam victory. Amid the crowd booing, Williams tried to reassure the new champion that the boos were not aimed at her. Her third violation, for calling the umpire Carlos Ramos a "thief", cost her a game.

"I'm fine, given the circumstances", Ramos told the Expresso, according to the Associated Press.

Mouratoglou admitted afterwards that he had tried to coach Williams, who said she never saw the Frenchman's gestures.

"She said, like, she was proud of me and that I should know that the crowd weren't booing at me", Osaka told The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Williams was given three code violations by Portuguese official Carlos Ramos in her straight-set loss to Naomi Osaka of Japan on Saturday, with the American and critics arguing she wasn't treated the same as some male players. Williams was already down, and ultimately lost the final.

Later this week, it was no longer only Williams and Ramos being criticized for their conduct, but also an Australian cartoonist for his depiction of the incident.

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Despite the drama that plagued their final set, Osaka and Williams put on a beautifully unified front during the awards ceremony, with Williams even whispering affirmations to Osaka before the game ended.

For what was Serena Williams penalised? Advertising and sponsorship specialists predict a lot of such opportunities lie ahead for Osaka, who was born in Japan to a Haitian father and a Japanese mother and raised mostly in the U.S.

"I know the way that I was brought up, people tell me I act kind of Japanese so I guess there is that".

"I thought about those things watching Serena, and I said, 'This kid has been playing all of these years, and I don't think she's ever been accused of cheating before it happened on Saturday.'" he said, "And [tennis coaches], they all cheat, no matter how you look at it". In Ramos' defense, Adams said he was "following the code" but noted he could have issued a soft warning for coaching instead of a penalty off the bat. "It's a delicate situation, but a la carte arbitration does not exist. Don't you worry about me", the 47-year-old is quoted as saying in the newspaper.

But the ITF have further shown their support by putting Ramos in charge of the Davis Cup semi-final, which will be played this weekend in Zadar.

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