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In the wake of this controversy, Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou disclosed he was coaching from the players' box during the US Open final but claimed that practice was widespread.

"If the self-appointed censors of Mark Knight get their way on his Serena Williams cartoon, our new politically correct life will be very boring indeed", another passage from the cover reads.

The cover included caricatures of other Australian and foreign political leaders drawn by Knight.

Knight posted the cartoon on his Twitter account Monday, but has since disabled it after attracting tens of thousands of comments, a lot of them critical. Today it ran the cartoon again, this time on the front cover, along with depictions of more public figures, with commentary alongside each one about why "self-appointed censors" might not want to see them. "It should've ended ... with the point warning, but Serena just couldn't let it go".

Williams, who was thwarted in her bid for a record-tying 24th Slam singles crown in losing to Japan's Osaka, said she was punished for saying something where men have said far worse without incurring such a penalty.

"It is understandable that this high profile and regrettable incident should provoke debate".

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"I couldn't tell what was going on, it was so loud and a little bit stressful", Osaka said of the moment. "I think that's probably the context of the conversation". "I was really happy she said that".

"She's a fantastic tennis player and we should all see past that", commuter Donna Weitacher said. "Some of them very, very amusing".

"I have my personal opinion that maybe the chair umpire should not have pushed Serena to the limit, especially in a Grand Slam final", Djokovic said in the aftermath of his US Open victory against Juan Martin del Potro.

Much of the criticism of Williams has centred on how her actions had spoiled a precious moment for Osaka, who was even moved to apologise for beating the home favourite to a NY crowd angrily booing Ramos.

A controversial cartoon of US tennis star Serena Williams, showing the player as having a temper tantrum at the US Open, has been reprinted in an Australian newspaper.

Naomi Osaka of Japan gives a speech with the trophy after her victory in the WTA final over Daria Kasatkina of Russian Federation with her coach Sascha Bajin during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 18, 2018 in Indian Wells, California.

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