- Tag results for Serena Williams
Serena Williams lost the decider in straight sets to Japan's Naomi Osaka after a fiery confrontation with chair umpire Carlos Ramos that she later blamed on sexism.
Markle and the tennis champion have known each other since 2014 when they were put on the same team for a charity flag football event.
Osaka has refused to blame her childhood idol, who called chair umpire Carlos Ramos a "thief" in an astonishing rant triggered by a code violation for coaching that culminated in a docked game.
Men were fined 344 times compared to 140 for audible obscenity and 287 to 67 for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Serena Williams was asked about what O'Hagan termed 'epic comebacks' during her 20-year tennis career, including having a baby a little more than a year ago.
Barbora Strycova struck down Serena Williams' 'sexism' charge against Umpire Carlos Ramos during her US Open final match.
Ramos gave Williams three code violations in her straight-set loss to Naomi Osaka last weekend, and the American great argued that she wasn't being treated the same as some male players.
The 20-year-old melted hearts when she broke down sobbing after thrashing her idol 6-2, 6-4 to become Japan's first Grand Slam singles champion in New York last weekend.
The caricature has also sparked renewed debate in Australia about racist and sexist discourse in the highly multicultural nation.
Serena Williams was deducted a point and received a USD17,000 fine, stirring the tennis world and sparking a broader debate about double standards toward men and women in the sport.
Navratilova said Serena Williams was wrong in her outburst at the US Open women's finals even though she agreed there is a double standard.
Williams, whose bid to match all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles was at least temporarily thwarted by Naomi Osaka, made no bones about her belief that sexism played a role in the code violations.
Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said coaching, which is allowed a Women's Tennis Association events but not at men's or Grand Slam tournaments, remained a grey area.
Williams was handed three code violations -- and docked a point and then a game -- in her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka in the Flushing Meadows final.
National Organization of Women president Toni Van Pelt weighed in with a statement calling for the USTA to sever any ties to Ramos for "a blatantly racist and sexist move".