Patrick Mouratoglou was in the centre of attention on Saturday as he gave some suggestions to Serena Williams during the US Open final against Naomi Osaka. Serena got a coaching warning and then she first received a point penalty, then a game penalty. 'I’ll be honest, I was coaching.
…Sascha (Osaka’s coach), he was coaching too. This umpire has worked Nadal’s matches and Toni was coaching every point', Mouratoglou said in an interview to ESPN. On Twitter Mouratoglou had some strong words about Carlos Ramos's conduct: 'The star of the show has been once again the chair umpire.
Second time in this US Open and third time for Serena in a US Open Final. Should they be allowed have an influence on the result of a match?? When do we decide that this should never happen again?' Asked what would have happened without this case, Serena replied: 'It’s hard to say because I always fight till the end and I always try to come back, no matter what.
But she was also playing really, really well. It’s hard to say that I wouldn’t have got a new level, because I’ve done it so many times in my career. So it’s a tough question.' ALSO READ: Roger Federer: 'I hope there won't be a player like me or Rafael Nadal'
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