Serena Williams & # 039; Final merger of the United States Open: the official response

Serena Williams

Serena Williams: the collapse of the US Open, what the officers say:

"What Serena did today on the podium showed great class and sportsmanship." This was Naomi's moment, and Serena wanted her to enjoy it.

"It was a change of class for a true champion, what Serena has achieved this year in her return to the tour is truly incredible.

"She is an inspiration to me, personally, and a credit to our sport, win or lose, I know she was frustrated by the way the game was played, but the way she took a step forward after the final and He gave all the credit to Naomi because a well-played match says a lot about who she is. "

– Katrina Adams, director of the Tennis Association of the United States (USTA)

"In the fifth point in the second game of the second set between Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams, the chair referee witnessed Williams' coach training, and although his coach admitted to being a coach, Williams made it clear that He did not receive any training, however, according to the rules, Williams was assessed a Code Violation, which resulted in a warning.

"At the end of the fifth game of the second set, Williams received a second violation of the code for racquet abuse, which required a penalty of points.

"In the change, in 4-3, Williams was assigned a third code violation for verbal abuse at the referee's discretion, which then required a penalty of the game.

"The decision of the chair judge was final and not reviewable by the Tournament Referee or Grand Slam Supervisor who was called to the court at that time."

– Official statement of the US Open

"There are issues that must be analyzed during the game, and tonight it's time to celebrate these two incredible players, who have great integrity.

"Naomi is a worthy champion and Serena plays with the class at all times and we are proud".