Serena Williams' husband Alexis Ohanian attacks 'misleading' reporting of sexism row

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Being penalized for the offence of "coaching" particularly upset Williams, which she translated to mean she had cheated, and led to her calls of "liar" and "thief" to Ramos.

As a brand ambassador for the Japanese carmaker, the 20-year-old Grand Slam champion will appear in global promotions and advertising which will support her as a rising tennis star, the company said in a statement.

Her behaviour was the female equivalent of John McEnroe and remember when he was disqualified from the Australian Open back in 1990 for a similarly abusive tirade? She felt completely humiliated. Born in Osaka, Japan to a Japanese mother, Tamaki Osaka, and a Haitian-American father, Leonard "San" François, Naomi moved to the United States when she was just three. It's highly unlikely she would have behaved like that had she been in a commanding position.

Tennis star Naomi Osaka is winning both on and off the court.

And then she skewed the whole incident, made it all about sexism.

Serena Williams, who Osaka defeated in spectacular and controversial fashion at the Open, has a $40 million contract with Nike as well as numerous other endorsement deals.

"He said he made a motion", Williams told Australia's "Project" on Sunday.

Osaka had an incredible run at Flushing Meadows beating the American Serena Williams to conquer her first Major title.

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Williams claims she was treated harshly because she is a woman, whereas a male player would have been given more leeway. Speaking before this week's Pan Pacific Open, she grinned: "I'm kind of notorious - I'm not that great at trophy ceremonies".

What does Naomi Osaka bring with herself when she heads into a tennis court? This deal shows her value to advertisers and her appeal to fans. Nice role-model eh?

The 20-year-old melted hearts when she burst into sobs as boos rang out following her emphatic 6-2, 6-4 thrashing of Williams in a controversial NY final a little over a week ago. It may make her think twice in future.

On Sept 12, Ramos said that after the match, he was "fine, given the circumstances", Time magazine reported.

I expect he has had death threats on Twitter.

He added that Osaka's coach was also coaching her during the match.

Just as we thought the dust was starting to settle for Wiliams, husband Alexis Ohanian has now spoken out about the situation following a report by Christopher Clarey of the New York Times, which revealed data showing that a total of 1,534 code violations were given to men at grand-slam events between 1998 and 2018, compared to 526 for women.

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