Osaka is Half Asian half Haitian, so half black. You can see her family here, asian mother, black father. Hence thick curly hair and dark complexion.
Serena recieved a violation for coaching (Coach communicating with hand signals) then for breaking her racket, then for verbal abuse of the Umpire, Carlos Ramos.
Serenas coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, admitted to coaching with hand signals despite Serenas protestations. He did qualify it by saying everybody coaches, however not all of them get caught as obviously as he was by the Umpire.
Her argument is male players have said worse things to refs before and gotten away with it, which is partially true however this specific ref, one of the best, has penalized well known male players for significantly less than Serena, specifically calling him for “stupid reffing” (Murray) and “losing his mind” (Djokovic). Male players have called him too strict before, on multiple occasions, multiple high profile players (Murray, Nadal, Djokovic, Kyrgios). Player Kyrgios has even claimed a double standard against men in an interview. 9See Bibliography for links to these statements and violations.)
Serena may not have been explicit in her tirade against the umpire however it was quite long and ridiculous. She would stop and start up when she was playing poorly, and it took a while but Before he gave her the third violation (which is an automatic forfeit of that game, not end the match thanks for the correction!) she told him not to talk to her, so he went silent, before she started right back up again a few seconds later and he gave her the third violation.
Serena was losing by a significant margin before all of this even began. Any claims of sexism or racism or a double standard are a farce.
Tennis players are notoriously sore losers and assholes, its part of the competitiveness however this is the worst reaction I’ve seen in ages.
On a positive, I offer a huge congratulations to Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic for winning this US Open. And congratulations to Juan Del Potro, mens runner up in a great finals.
Kygrios on ‘Double Standard’ for Men Acapulco ’18
Djokovic warned by Ramos after tossing racket Wimbledon ’18