And while finally after she had cooled down offering conditional praise to the contrastingly faultlessly-behaved Osaka, Williams never went as far as conceding that an infinitely better player on the day had beaten her.
"We do not believe that this was done on Saturday night".
Even in defeat, Serena Williams proved she's a legend.
You might remember that during his second round match, Kyrgios stopped trying to return his opponent's serve, received coaching from the umpire and heckled the crowd - a triple whammy that was going to take some beating.
Williams continued to argue that it was not fair that she be accused of cheating and mentioned that tennis officials had done that before as she held back tears.
Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors' picks. "Thank you", tweeted the 20-year-old Osaka, who is projected to rise to seventh in the world rankings on Monday.
On court, she said: "There's a lot of men out here who have said a lot things and because they are men nothing happens to them". "I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuff". These are conversations that will be imposed in the next weeks.
After yesterday's controversy with the umpire during the U.S. Open, Serena Williams be fined $17,000 for three separate code violations.
"I just want to tell you guys she played well and this is her first Grand Slam", Williams said, as cheers erupted.More news: Pres. Trump: North Korea Parade Is 'A Big And Very Positive Statement'
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During a changeover, Williams resumed her argument with the umpire, this time saying he was attacking her character and was a "thief".
Speaking after his win, Djokovic expressed sympathy for Williams but disagreed that women are treated differently from men. "I really don't", Djokovic said.
"Carlos has been one of the top tennis umpires in the world since the mid-1990s and has a reputation for being firm but fair in his handling of the players", said Mike Morrissey, a former top chair umpire and former head of officiating for the International Tennis Federation.
Djokovic noted that it was an "awkward situation" for both competitors and "tough" for the umpire.
"Maybe the chair umpire should not have pushed Serena to the limit, especially in a Grand Slam final", the Serbian said, per The Mirror.
Despite Serena's behavior during the match which drew flak from critics, Naomi assures nothing has changed.
AS with any final weekend of a grand slam there was plenty of cash being dished out at the US Open the past couple of days.
The tennis superstar was docked a game for insulting the umpire after she called him "a liar" and "a thief" in an angry tirade on Saturday.
"Men and women are treated in this way or the other way depending on the situation".