Artist says Serena Williams Cartoon was about "poor behaviour... not race"

Artist says Serena Williams Cartoon was about

Artist says Serena Williams Cartoon was about "poor behaviour... not race"

Williams claimed Ramos' actions in NY were "sexist" but speaking to BBC Sport yesterday, US Open mixed-doubles champion Murray said: "I think that's a bit far-fetched".

Williams was later handed a point penalty for smashing her racquet in set two and was then docked a game after continuing her protests at Ramos, seemingly calling the official a "thief".

An Australian cartoonist faced criticism yesterday for portraying tennis superstar Serena Williams using what Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling described as "racist and sexist tropes".

The 20-year-old powered her way through the fortnight with the loss of just one set, culminating with a victory over her idol and 23-time major champion Serena Williams in the final.

"You know I can not talk about that", Ramos said.

That sparked a debate about whether she was treated more harshly than male tennis stars like John McEnroe, who was famous for his angry outbursts.

Knight posted the cartoon on his Twitter account Monday, but has since disabled it after attracting tens of thousands of comments, majority critical.

The cartoonist denied it was racist, saying he had meant to depict only the tennis player's "poor behaviour". Open Women's Singles Final.

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The Herald Sun, owned by a News Corp subsidiary, published a defense of its cartoonist on the home page of its website, quoting Knight as saying: "The cartoon about Serena is about her poor behaviour on the day, not about race".

In the cartoon Osaka can be seen politely standing in front the chair umpire who is asking her, "can you just let her win?" "I think that's probably the context of the conversation".

She said: "I think for this year my immediate goal would be to get to Singapore".

Williams doubled down after the match, believing that Ramos' docking her a game for verbal abuse was tantamount to sexism.

"Growing up, my dad drove a Nissan, so being able to be a brand ambassador now, it feels like I've come full circle", she said.

"I've always thought that Kei (Nishikori) is a super good role model on the men's side and I wish that there was one on the women's side".

"I drew her as an African-American woman".

"Because it was my first final and my first Grand Slam victory, overall I felt really happy and I know that I accomplished a lot".

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