Bold new claim about Serena storm

GERMAINE Greer says we were all so caught up in a race debate surrounding the controversial Aussie cartoon of Serena Williams that we missed a crucial point. In a fiery Q&A debate, the outspoken feminist claimed that while the world was discussing whether or not Mark Knight’s caricature was racist, we should also have been […]

Serena Williams: Umpires considering BOYCOTT of tennis ace's next match – 'They’re scared'

Serena Williams was beaten in the US Open final last week by Japan’s Naomi Osaka in straight sets. However, the American star’s behaviour made the majority of headlines in which she was given a code violation after her coach Patrick Mourataoglu appeared to be instructing her from the stands. The former world No 1 then […]

The newspaper that published the ‘angry baby’ Serena Williams cartoon ran a hit piece saying she is ‘no feminist hero’ — here’s why they’re dead wrong

AP Images Serena Williams is being attacked by an Australian newspaper. The American tennis player received three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in last weekend’s US Open women’s final. These violations were criticized, perhaps fairly, by the Herald Sun newspaper. But the paper has continued a mean-spirited crusade against Williams. It lampooned […]

Recommended Reading: Serena Williams, Lenny Kravitz, and Linda Bloodworth Thomason

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, a scathing takedown of disgraced CBS head Les Moonves, Rebecca Traister’s insightful take on the Serena Williams controversy, a fascinating peek at the failure […]

Osaka to sign mega-money Adidas deal that could rival Serena in highest paid stakes – reports

US Open champion, and Serena Williams conqueror, Naomi Osaka is reportedly set to sign the biggest-ever deal for a female athlete with sports giant Adidas, that could see her rival Williams as the world’s highest-paid sportswoman. Fresh from pocketing a $ 3.8 million check from winning the US Open on Saturday, Osaka is now set […]

What Serena whispered to Naomi

FIVE days after her historic US Open victory, Naomi Osaka has spoken about what really went down on the podium between the 20-year-old and her childhood idol, Serena Williams. Osaka became the first-ever Japanese-born Grand Slam champion on Saturday after her stunning defeat over the former World No.1. The rising tennis star’s victory was sadly […]

The Australian newspaper that released the controversial ‘angry baby’ Serena Williams cartoon has hit back at ‘self-appointed censors’ by republishing it on its front page

Getty Images The controversial Serena Williams “angry baby” cartoon has been republished by The Herald Sun. The Australian newspaper slapped the drawing on the front page of its Wednesday edition alongside the headline: “Welcome to PC World.” The paper’s editor had previously tweeted his support for the cartoonist, while the artist himself said “the world […]

Billie Jean King: Serena Williams' treatment at U.S. Open proves double standard in tennis

Billie Jean King says there's a double standard in tennis when it comes to rules applied to women compared to men. Serena Williams was penalized a game for calling the chair umpire a thief during an extended argument as the U.S. Open women's final. Watch the controversial decision from the chair empire: Williams was given […]

Tennis must respond to Serena furore

DEPENDING on the person and the perspective, there were all sorts of ways of viewing and interpreting what went on between Serena Williams and chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the US Open final. Here’s what the big-picture takeaway should be: Tennis needs a commissioner to oversee all aspects of the sport, someone to make sure […]

Serena Williams Reacts to Penalty at U.S. Open, Calls Chair Umpire a 'Thief'

Serena Williams lost her cool at Saturday’s U.S. Open women’s final after chair umpire Carlos Ramos indicated that the tennis great had cheated in her match against Naomi Osaka. Williams ultimately lost the Grand Slam title to Osaka (6-2, 6-4) after she was penalized a game for, among other things, calling Ramos a “thief.” Her temper […]