Serena Williams believes that the time violation warning that the chair umpire gave to her opponent Dayana Yastremska during their third round match was not fair. In a press conference at the Australian Open, the 23-time Major winner said: 'I didn't think she deserved the time violation.
I thought that the umpire has to wait until the crowd stops clapping before announcing the score. I felt just to keep the match going he was announcing it really fast, which is fine, which is normal, but maybe she wasn't used to that.
I told her to definitely look into it so she knows to go into the future what to expect, so she knows the rules. I think it's important for young players to know the rules so they can always be educated for that. I told her I would look into it, as well.
It's important for us to have each other's back, to just support each other. I think that's so important. That's it. I wanted to clarify it with her.' On her next match against the world No. 1 Simona Halep or her sister Venus, Serena replied: 'It will be a really intense match.
I'm looking forward to it. There's nothing I can do. I did everything I could today. Just have to keep going.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title