"I know you guys were here rooting, and I was rooting, too, but let's make this the best moment we can", said Williams during the award ceremony.
Australian cartoonist Mark Knight has been attacked as being a "racist" for depicting Serena Williams, now at the center of a storm over her on-court antics at the US Open, as a baby jumping on her racket.
High profile figures such as former player Billie Jean King have thrown their support behind Williams, as has the Women's Tennis Association and United States Tennis Association.
Williams called the official "a thief", which drew the third violation against her for "verbal abuse", and it cost her the game.
After Williams" "catsuit' was banned at the French Open in August, the athlete is now dealing with the policing of her words in addition to her clothing.
Hollywood stepped up Monday to defend Serena Williams.
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Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade mocked tennis star Serena Williams for alleging that an umpire made a sexist call against her during Saturday's U.S. Open finales.
"So much of what she experiences we experience in the workplace, too", said Willingham, a professor of criminal justice at the State University of NY at Plattsburgh.
"The WTA believes that there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men versus women".
"No one was saying she was a good sport, if they are they're insane", added King.
"I think he would have (said that to a male player), I think it's a bond that they have and the way they communicate, and maybe not understanding they can have that same conversation with the women".
"He's never taken a game from a man because they said 'thief.' For me it blows my mind".
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"You're going to have reactions".
One source familiar with the discussions, said: 'Umpires don't have any independent means of representation and are employed by the governing bodies. She did not stomp on her racket during the match as the cartoon portrayed.
"Three days before I had drawn a cartoon about Nick Kyrgios being led off by the ears, like you used to do with your children", he said.
Musician Ciara also posted a message of support for her friend.
Mark Knight of Melbourne's Herald Sun depicted Williams as an irate, hulking, big-mouthed black woman jumping up and down on a broken racket.
Serena Williams' loss to Naomi Osaka in the US Open final on Saturday is still causing consternation and controversy across the tennis world.
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Did any umps ever mass-boycott "bad boy" John McEnroe when he had one of his signature on-court aneurysms over a bad call?