In the wake of a women’s US Open final unlike any we’ve seen in recent memory, fans are grappling with some tough questions.
It all started when Serena Williams was given a coaching violation early in the second set.
“I don’t cheat to win, I’d rather lose,” Williams told umpire Carlos Ramos.
“I didn’t get coaching. You owe me an apology. I have never cheated in my life.”
It seemed the argument was over, but then, when Williams smashed her racquet after dropping a serve, she was docked a point for a second violation. Immediately, she became frustrated and emotional.
Serena Williams after receiving a coaching violation in the #USOpen final:
“I don’t cheat to win. I’d rather lose.” pic.twitter.com/ml8FOrecQy
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) September 8, 2018