Williams argues with Earley during the match against Osaka.
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Serena Williams's claim that the code violations that sparked her meltdown in the U.S. Open final were sexist stirred debate, with WTA Tour Chief Executive Steve Simon backing her Sunday. Williams was handed three code violations – and docked a point and then a game – in her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka in the Flushing Meadows final.Osaka outplayed her childhood hero to become the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam, but her accomplishment was swamped in the controversy surrounding 23-time Grand Slam champion Williams.Williams was most incensed by the first code violation she received – for coaching from her box.Simon said the sport as a whole should examine the rules on coaching, noting that the WTA already allows on-court coaching during regular tour events – if a player requests it.Williams' pleas to referee Brian Earley and a Grand Slam supervisor – called to the court after she failed to get satisfaction from Ramos – were to no avail.
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