Martina Navratilova criticizes Serena Williams for the US Open final

Martina Navratilova (in the picture that gave Williams the US Open Women's Championship trophy in 2014) criticized her behavior in Saturday's final in an opinion piece for The New York Times on Monday

Martina Navratilova spoke on Monday to criticize the behavior of Serena Williams during the final of the US Open against Naomi Osaka, who said it was inappropriate regardless of gender.

Writing in an op-ed for The New York Times, Navratilova, 61, who won 18 Grand Slams between 1975 and 1994, said Williams should have controlled her temper when referee Carlos Ramos accused her of being a coach and should have been restricted. to herself. later when he issued his two more violations.

Rejecting Williams's assertions on the court that a man would not have been penalized so heavily, Navratilova wrote: "I do not think it's a good idea to apply a standard of" if men can get away with it, women should be able to do it " for, too. "

Martina Navratilova (in the picture that gave Williams the US Open Women's Championship trophy in 2014) criticized her behavior in Saturday's final in an opinion piece for The New York Times on Monday

Martina Navratilova (in the picture that gave Williams the US Open Women's Championship trophy in 2014) criticized her behavior in Saturday's final in an opinion piece for The New York Times on Monday

"Rather, I think the question we have to ask ourselves is this: What is the correct way to behave to honor our sport and respect our opponents?"

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She also criticized Williams for arguing with Ramos when he gave her a training warning because, although she did not know at the time, her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, was actually training her from the stands.

& # 39; The player is responsible for the behavior of his coach. And in reality it is irrelevant if the player saw or heard the instructions given to him; in any case, it is still an infraction, "Navratilova wrote.

"We can not measure ourselves so we think we should also be able to get away with it." It is in individual players to behave with respect for the sport we love so much.

The athlete continued saying that while she understood Williams' frustration after being subjected to "horrible" calls in the final finals of the US Open, it was wrong for him to argue his argument with Ramos about whether a male player would have been released or not with indulgence.

"We can not measure ourselves so we think we should also be able to get away with it."

"It's also about individual players to behave with respect for the sport we love so much.

"Because we all look forward to the next time that Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Osaka play with each other, hopefully, the drama will come from its magnificent shots and its fierce competitiveness: two athletes show us how it is done, inspiring all of us in the process, "he wrote.

Navratilova, who won 18 Grand Slam finals between 1975 and 1994, said she felt like breaking her racquet "many times" during her career, but never did. Williams was automatically violated for doing it on Saturday

Navratilova, who won 18 Grand Slam finals between 1975 and 1994, said she felt like breaking her racquet "many times" during her career, but never did. Williams was automatically violated for doing it on Saturday

Navratilova, who won 18 Grand Slam finals between 1975 and 1994, said she felt like breaking her racquet "many times" during her career, but never did. Williams was automatically violated for doing it on Saturday

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The third violation was for & # 39; verbally abusing & # 39; Carlos Ramos whom he called & # 39; sexist thief & # 39; and demanded an apology from

The third violation was for & # 39; verbally abusing & # 39; Carlos Ramos whom he called & # 39; sexist thief & # 39; and demanded an apology from

His comments echo those of the members of the tennis community who lined up to support Ramos' calls on Monday, as the debate over the controversial match intensified.

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Patrick Mouratoglou, Williams' coach, admitted that he was training her during the game, but she did not see him. He still justified a warning from the referee because, Navratilova wrote, the players are responsible for their coaches.

Patrick Mouratoglou, Williams' coach, admitted that he was training her during the game, but she did not see him. He still justified a warning from the referee because, Navratilova wrote, the players are responsible for their coaches.

Patrick Mouratoglou, Williams' coach, admitted that he was training her during the game, but she did not see him. He still justified a warning from the referee because, Navratilova wrote, the players are responsible for their coaches.

& # 39; Serena Williams for three crimes. It is understandable that this high profile and regrettable incident should provoke a debate.

"At the same time, it is important to remember that Mr. Ramos assumed his duties as an official in accordance with the corresponding regulations and acted at all times with professionalism and integrity," they said.

Richard Ings, the referee who controversially caught John McEnroe a game during a match against Boris Becker in 1987, greeted Ramos for his decisions and said he had refereed the game "absolutely perfectly".

Speaking on the BBC Radio Four & # 39; s Today program, Ings said: "Carlos Ramos is a referee with 40 years of experience.

He handled that game absolutely perfectly. He saw violations and had the courage of his convictions to call them when he saw them.

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Iconic American tennis player and women's rights activist Billie Jean King agreed with him, as did former men's champion Andy Roddick.

Navratilova appears in the opening last week. She said that regardless of Williams' sex, no player should behave the way he did in Saturday's game

Navratilova appears in the opening last week. She said that regardless of Williams' sex, no player should behave the way he did in Saturday's game

Navratilova appears in the opening last week. She said that regardless of Williams' sex, no player should behave the way he did in Saturday's game

The referee defended Umpire Carlos Ramos as "professionalism and integrity" for the ITF on Monday. Ramos still has to speak publicly

The referee defended Umpire Carlos Ramos as "professionalism and integrity" for the ITF on Monday. Ramos still has to speak publicly

The referee defended Umpire Carlos Ramos as "professionalism and integrity" for the ITF on Monday. Ramos still has to speak publicly

Novak Djokovic, who won the men's final on Sunday, said he thought Ramos pushed Williams too far, but that there was no sexism in his decision-making.

Osaka, 20, must still form an opinion. She apologized on stage after accepting the winner's trophy and since then said that she felt compelled because her victory was not the result expected by the crowd.

He won under a shower of boos that presumably went to Ramos, but he could not be sure.

The young player cried when she accepted her trophy and had to be comforted by Williams on stage.

Williams was fined $ 17,000 for his behavior; $ 10,000 for verbally abusing Ramos, $ 4,000 for being warned of coaching and $ 3,000 for breaking his racket.

Richard Ings, the referee who penalized John McEnroe in 1987, said they deserved Williams' punishments

Richard Ings, the referee who penalized John McEnroe in 1987, said they deserved Williams' punishments

Richard Ings, the referee who penalized John McEnroe in 1987, said they deserved Williams' punishments

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