In this Jan. 1, 2019, file photo, Serena Williams of the United States plays a shot against Belinda Bencic of Switzerland at the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth, Australia.(AP Photo/Trevor Collens, File)
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The Australian Press Council has ruled there was no breach of its standards of practice in a cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams which attracted global condemnation after being published by Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper last September.The depiction of Williams by cartoonist Mark Knight showed the 23-time major winner reacting angrily during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the final of the U.S. Open. Critics of Knight's cartoon described it as a clear example of a stereotype facing black women, depicting Williams as an irate, hulking, big-mouthed black woman jumping up and down on a broken racket.The press council said it accepted the newspaper's contention the cartoon was in response to Williams' behavior during the match.
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