Tetsuo Osaka, 73, was watching the women's singles final on TV at home here, the southeastern tip of the northern main island, with his family on the early morning of September 9 as his granddaughter became the first female Grand Slam singles tennis champion born in Japan.
The three code violations Williams incurred because of Ramos' fragile feelings, cost Williams the game against newcomer Naomi Osaka on Saturday.
Osaka and her sister both posted on Instagram the same shot of themselves at the finals of e-sports tournament Overwatch League, held in Brooklyn at the Barclays Centre this year.
Ramos called this "verbal abuse" and issued her a third penalty, allowing Osaka to win, 6-2, 6-4.
USTA President Katrina Adams hands a number to Tournament Referee Brian Earley during the official draw for the 2015 U.S. Open tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in NY, U.S., August 27, 2015. In a headline inside the paper, Yomiuri called her an "Overnight Queen - Powerful and Stable". Before flying out for the tournament, she reportedly had this serious concern: "I was debating if I should travel with my PS4 or not". Facing the press after winning her first title, she described the feeling the way most of us describes ours: through a meme. Her finals match against Daria Kasatkina was almost as effortless, too.
"I know that everyone was cheering for her, and I'm sorry it had to end like this", Osaka said during the presentation. In interviews, she often lapses into English. "She was very gracious and direct in doing that", he said.
Williams was publicly chided by French Tennis Federation President Bernard Giudicelli when he announced a new dress code at the upcoming games following the tennis pro's decision to wear a catsuit that is specially created to improve her circulation and avoid blood clots, which she's struggled with after her pregnancy. Her broken Japanese works as an asset, apologizing occasionally for getting the wrong word - or not knowing the Japanese word at all.
Look at her now.
Tiley, who spent a decade coaching College tennis in the United States, said he was a personal advocate for allowing some coaching. The Evening Fuji tabloid newspaper, citing Forbes, speculated wildly about Osaka's potential lifetime earnings. One could see a rush by Japanese brands to sign on Osaka well in time for the summer Olympics which are now just two years away. Osaka holds dual citizenship but plays for Japan. Tetsuo is planning a visit to Tokyo to see his granddaughter. The WTA applauds Naomi for her tremendous accomplishment.
In the cartoon, Williams is depicted with an exaggerated face and body, jumping on her smashed racket with a pacifier nearby. It's 21st century already. I'm surprised many people in Japan are still obsessed with racial purity.