Tennis star Serena Williams had an epic meltdown on Saturday during the Women’s U.S. Open Championship game at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. The match was marred by controversy in the second set after umpire Carlos Ramos penalized Williams a point and then an entire game. Naomi Osaka beat Williams in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 to win her first Grand Slam title. A historic moment for Osaka who won her first Grand Slam title and became the first Japanese person to do so, it was overshadowed by Williams’ theatrics. She accused the judge of sexism and of stealing the match from her leading to multiple penalties. Serena Williams was chasing her own history: she would have tied the record for most Grand Slam wins ever by a female as well as broke the tie between her and Chris Evert for most U.S. Open victories. Instead, she left in bitter defeat, left the champion Osaka in tears and an uneasy feeling was left for all to end this tennis tournament. Today, she was fined $17,000 for her actions in yesterday’s match by the U.S. Tennis Association.
She should have worn the catsuit. It would have been fitting.