So Serena Williams lost the US Open final 6-2, 6-4 to Naomi Osaka, her Japanese-American opponent.
Williams received three code violations from the umpire, Carlos Ramos:
1. a warning for illegal coaching (subsequently admitted by Williams's coach)
2. a point penalty for smashing her racquet
3. a game penalty for verbally abusing the umpire.
I haven't seen the match but I'm guessing that 20-year-old Osaka just played better than 35-year-old Williams on the day. The punishments for the three code violations were correct, even though Williams has somehow managed to turn the issue into one of sexism. She said that the umpire wouldn't have punished a male player in the same way, i.e. Williams (in her mind) is being treated with undue harshness because she's a woman.
Yeah, Serena Williams smashed the shit out of her racquet in the fight against The Patriarchy. You go girl! XD
The one flaw in her belief is that a woman (Osaka) benefitted from Carlos's alleged 'sexism'.
Serena maintained her views in a post-match interview but maybe she'll change her mind after she's properly cooled down and processed her defeat, who knows?