Serena Williams disagrees with umpire over time violation given to opponent


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Serena Williams disagrees with umpire over time violation given to opponent

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