Herald Sun doubles down on Serena Williams cartoon deemed racist

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A cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great has been partially reprinted on the front page of the Melbourne-based newspaper that initially published it.

Jamie Murray has dismissed Serena Williams' claim that sexism is rife in tennis, suggesting that the American's allegations were "a bit far-fetched".

"It's hard to know, and debatable, whether Ms. Williams could have gotten away with calling the umpire a thief if she were a male player", Navratilova wrote.

The U.S. National Association of Black Journalists labeled it a "repugnant cartoon", saying it "exudes racist and sexist caricatures of both women", referring to both Williams and her U.S. Open opponent Naomi Osaka.

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced on September 9 that Williams must pay a fine of $17,000: $10,000 for verbally abusing the umpire, $4,000 for receiving a warning about coaching; and $3,000 for smashing her racket on the court. He also penalized her for smashing her racket.

She then demanded an apology from the umpire, Carlos Ramos.

"You are a liar", Williams said, while pointing her finger.

After the match, Williams would declare, "I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuff".

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"I don't believe it's a good idea to apply a standard of, 'If men can get away with it, women should be able to, too",' she said. Commentators said it was racist. When are you going to give me my apology?

Williams was given three code violations during her straight sets loss to Naomi Osaka on Saturday.

"But those who seek to prosecute their antiracial agenda by identifying racism in the Knight cartoon - where it does not exist - completely miss the point of the drawing". As evidence, he tweeted his recent cartoon of tennis player Nick Kyrgios.

Others would question why Knight gave Osaka a blonde ponytail.

Another Twitter user, Paul Pellen, added: "Outrage for the sake of outrage!"

However, he would go on to recant his observation.

The move could be smart business from Adidas, pitting the younger Osaka against the 36-year-old Williams, who is one of the most prominent faces of rivals Nike, and who will have no doubt lost some public favor after her shocking outburst during their match.

Mr Knight, who has a reputation for controversial cartoons, was pilloried for his portrayal. Up the latest, his Twitter account is missing, not sure he himself disabled it or what actually happened with it.