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Angry Williams accuses umpire of sexism after Osaka wins US Open

Angry Williams accuses umpire of sexism after Osaka wins US Open

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Serena Williams accused the umpire of sexism in docking her a game in the US Open final and said she had not been cheating.Naomi Osaka's 6-2 6-4 victory was overshadowed by Williams' extraordinary outbursts in the second set.She received a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling the umpire a "liar" and a "thief". Afterwards the American said it was "sexist" to have been penalised a game."He's never taken a game from a man because they said 'thief'," the 36-year-old former world number one added."But I've seen other men call other umpires several things."I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuf...
Watch: Serena Williams knocks sister Venus Williams out of 2018 U.S. Open

Watch: Serena Williams knocks sister Venus Williams out of 2018 U.S. Open

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Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Serena Williams defeated sister Venus Williams in straight sets on Friday in New York, advancing into the round of 16 at the 2018 U.S. Open. "It feels good for the match to be over with," Serena told reporters. "Win or lose, it just feels that that's done." Serena won the 1:12 match 6-1, 6-2 in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. She battles Kaia Kanepi on Sunday in the fourth round of the tournament. "I think it's the best match she has ever played against me," Venus said. "I don't think I did a lot wrong, but she just did everything right. Obviously at that level is definitely where she is going to want to stay during this whole tournament." No. 7 Elina Svitolina also beat Wang Qiang in straight sets. No. 3 Sloane Stephens beat Vict...
Minnesota Vikings LB Antwione Williams pleads guilty to careless driving

Minnesota Vikings LB Antwione Williams pleads guilty to careless driving

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Minnesota Vikings linebacker Antwione Williams pleaded guilty to reckless driving last month. Williams was arrested in May and charged with suspicion of drunken driving, careless driving and speeding, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, which learned of the arrest Thursday. The DWI and speeding charges were dropped when Williams pleaded guilty to the reckless driving charge on July 26, the newspaper reported. Williams was sentenced to 30 days in the Hennepin County (Minn.) Workhouse but did not serve any time after 29 days were suspended and he was credited with one day of time served in jail. He was also placed on one-year probation. According to court records, Williams was clocked at 81 mph in a 55 mph zone when he was stopped. His blood-alcohol level of .09 was barely above M...
Louis Tomlinson and Robbie Williams named new judges on The X Factor

Louis Tomlinson and Robbie Williams named new judges on The X Factor

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Robbie Williams is to join the X Factor judging panel when the show returns to screens this summer, ITV has announced.The former Take That singer, 44, fills the vacancy left by long-standing judge Louis Walsh, who quit the show last month after 13 years.Louis Tomlinson will join the panel along with Robbie's wife Ayda Field, and long-term judge Simon Cowell.Sharon Osbourne will also be a judge - but only on the live shows that follow the pre-filmed auditions.The new judging panel was unveiled in central London on Tuesday ahead of the auditions, which are set to begin later this week.One Direction's Louis Tomlinson, 26, will take up his position after finding fame on the show in 2010.The Back to You singer appeared as a guest judg...
Serena Williams 25th seed for Wimbledon despite being outside top 32 in rankings

Serena Williams 25th seed for Wimbledon despite being outside top 32 in rankings

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Wimbledon 2018Venue: All England Club Dates: 2-15 July Starts: 11:30 BSTCoverage: Live across BBC TV, BBC Radio and the BBC Sport website with further coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app.Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams is the 25th seed for this year's tournament, despite being outside the top 32 in the rankings.The 36-year-old American is continuing her return to action after giving birth to her first child in September.Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles winner, has played only three tournaments in the past 12 months and is ranked 183rd in the world. Slovakia's world number 32 Dominika Cibulkova has not been seeded.On Tuesday, Cibulkova said it ...