Here are some questions (and helpful answers) for Serena Williams, following her disgraceful behaviour in the final of the 2018 US Open:
Was your coach breaking the no-coaching rule?
Are you the person responsible for employing him as your coach?
Do the rules stipulate a formal warning should be given for a first code violation offence?
Did you deliberately break your racket?
Is deliberately breaking your racket against the rules?
Do the rules stipulate a point penalty should be given for a second code violation offence?
Is it against the rules to be verbally abusive to an umpire; accusing him of being a liar and a thief and threatening that he will never be allowed to umpire one of your matches ever again?
Do the rules stipulate a game penalty should be given for a third code violation offence?
So, Serena Williams, here’s the big question:
What in the name of bloody hell have you got to complain about?
You complain that other people get away with that sort of behaviour. I don’t know if that’s true, but if it is, so what? Don’t tell me you’re too stupid to realise that two wrongs do not make a right!
And as for your tactics of playing the victim card and the sexism card and suggesting your ridiculous temper tantrum was somehow a way of standing up for all women with emotions — frankly, they’re transparent and pathetic. But hey, on the plus side, at least you managed to hold back from playing the race card!
You seem to have tried your best to ruin the first Grand Slam win of your amazing young opponent, Naomi Osaka — although at least you managed to summon up the maturity to try to end the appalling booing that took place during the presentation ceremony.
At 36-years-old and as the winner of 23 Grand Slam titles, you should know better. And if you were just six-years-old and the winner of nothing at all, you should still know better!
Your attention-seeking, arrogance and overbearing sense of entitlement appear to have reached megalomaniac proportions. It’s time to have a good hard think and a good hard look at yourself.
And as for demanding an apology from the umpire, Carlos Ramos; since he did nothing wrong whatsoever, it is clearly you who should be making a grovelling apology to him.