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Serena Williams: Roger Federer says American 'went too far' in US Open final
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Serena Williams: Roger Federer says American ‘went too far’ in US Open final


Watch: Serena Williams calls umpire ‘liar’ and ‘thief’

Roger Federer says fellow tennis great Serena Williams “went too far” in her outburst at the umpire during September’s US Open final.

Williams 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” during her defeat by Naomi Osaka.

Federer said the incident could have been handled differently.

“I feel like Serena should have walked away,” he told the Sunday Times.