Serena Williams Penalties Spark Sexist Controversy

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Serena Williams's name is being mentioned in every outlet across the world right now due to major controversy that emerged from the final of the U.S. Open. 

Williams was facing off against Naomi Osaka (who would go on to win) when a series of penalties compelled her to call out umpire Carlos Ramos and the entire world of professional tennis for systemic sexism. The BBC summed up the penalties as such: 

"She got a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling the umpire a "thief" in the loss to Naomi Osaka."

WTA chief executive Steve Simon had this to say about the incident: "The WTA believes that there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men versus women," Simon said in a statement." He also went on to say that he doesn't believe the game reflected those ideals. 

Below is ESPN's video report on the situation: 

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