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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Serena Williams accuses US Open final umpire of sexism after 'thief' meltdown on court

Williams branded Ramos a thief during the final at Flushing Meadows in an incredible meltdown in the second set as she lost 6-2 6-4 to Naomi Osaka. Williams refused to shake hands with Ramos following the match having been given a game penalty for her outburst. It came after Williams was accused of being coached […]

Naomi Osaka stuns Serena Williams in controversial U.S. Open final

The events and the arguing and the booing that would make this a U.S. Open final unlike any other began when Serena Williams' coach made what she insisted was an innocent thumbs-up, but the chair umpire interpreted as a helpful signal. It was the second game of the second set Saturday, in a packed Arthur […]

20-year-old Naomi Osaka defeats Serena Williams in a chaotic US Open final racked by violations

Associated Press/Julio Cortez Naomi Osaka won the US Open to become the first Grand Slam champion from Japan, beating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 after the American sparred with the umpire over violations. Williams was given three code violations, the first for coaching, which Williams vehemently denied, arguing, “I don’t cheat to win. I’d rather lose.” She […]

‘No more booing’: Serena Williams gives emotional interview after dramatic US Open women’s final

Julian Finney/Getty Images Naomi Osaka defeated Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday in the US Open final to take home the first major title of her young career. While the story of the match should have been Osaka, repeated violations given out by umpire Carlos Ramos to Williams quickly became a sticking point with both the […]

Serena Williams sets up shot at history by steamrolling into U.S. Open final

Serena Williams was a bit shaky at the start of her U.S. Open semifinal. For all of six minutes. That's how long it took her to drop the opening two games Thursday night. Williams spent the next hour playing flawlessly, particularly up at the net, grabbing 12 of 13 games to beat No. 19 seed […]