Serena Williams Says She Sent Naomi Osaka An Apology Letter After U.S. Open
Serena Williams Says She Sent Naomi Osaka An Apology Letter After U.S. Open.
She wrote a letter to opponent Naomi Osaka to apologize for arguing with the umpire and taking the spotlight away from the game.
Williams was issued three violations, illegal coaching, breaking her racquet and verbal abuse after she accused umpire Carlos Ramos of sexism.
Serena Williams was hurt about receiving the violations and said she felt she ruined the moment for Osaka 21 years old.
After the game Williams began to see a therapist, and during this time she wasn’t able to play tennis.
The only way to move forward was to write to Osaka.
Although Williams wrote that it was a long time before she picked up a racket again, she is currently playing at Wimbledon.
Williams beat out Carla Suarez Navarro to reach the quarter-finals on Monday and is teamed up with Andy Murray in the mixed doubles.
According to The Independent, it hasn’t been smooth sailing for Williams in this tournament either.