Serena Williams has spoken out for the first time since her US Open on-court drama, once again calling for men and women to be treated equally in tennis.
Williams was furious when she was given a coaching violation early in the second set after a hand gesture from her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.
She was docked a point for a second violation when she smashed her racket after dropping serve at 3-3.
She then received a game penalty for her outburst in which she called Ramos a “thief”, putting Osaka within one game of winning.
Williams used her post-match press conference to suggest men avoid punishment for similar on-court behaviour.
Following the game, Mouratoglou told ESPN he had been giving Williams instructions but believed she had not heard them.
In an interview with The Project, which will air in full on Sunday, Williams remained defiant.
Back from US & I can finally reveal I was there to interview Serena Williams, her first since US Open. More tonight on Sunday @theprojecttv
— Lisa Wilkinson (@Lisa_Wilkinson) September 16, 2018