Osaka not saddened by Serena row in US Open final

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Williams doubled down after the match, believing that Ramos' docking her a game for verbal abuse was tantamount to sexism.

However some Twitter users weren't so quick to forget the reason for the cartoon in the first place.

The 20-year-old has dual nationality - Japanese and American - and under Japanese law will have to choose one by the time she turns 22 on October 16 next year, although that regulation is rarely enforced. You are the U.S. Open champion.

A video emerged on Twitter yesterday of a young Osaka setting up a "chopstick competition" with her older sister Mari, where the aim was to see who could place 10 beans into a bowl and then take it out the quickest - with chopsticks!

Herald Sun editor Damon Johnston defended the cartoon and Mr Knight in the aftermath of the cartoon being published, news.com.au reported. It had nothing to do with gender or race, ' he said.

According to the source, umpires are reportedly discussing the option of refusing match assignments that involve Williams until she apologises to Ramos for calling him a "liar" and "thief".


"I think mixed raced people's success, such as Osaka's, can help to bring down the wall most Japanese have between people with different backgrounds", Oliver said. A short time later, she smashed her racket in frustration and was docked a point.

"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".

Adams came under fire in some circles for inflaming the sensitive situation when she released a statement hours after the final supporting Serena's protest, labelling Serena a "true champion" who "showed a great deal of class and sportsmanship".

Williams was fined $17,000 for the rules violations, and the International Tennis Federation backed Ramos, saying his "decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules". As one senior figure put it, umpires felt that Ramos was "hung out to dry".

"I think that's a bit far-fetched", the Briton, who is the older brother of former world number one Andy Murray, told BBC Sport. As for the possibility that Osaka might choose to represent the United States in the future, Kawashima said, "I think it's best for society to respect" any decision she makes.

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