Her comments mark a change of heart after King initially backed the 23-time grand clam champion, tweeting after the final: "When a woman is emotional, she's "hysterical" and she's penalised for it".
Knight added that criticism of the cartoon shows "the world has just gone insane", and that "the cartoon about Serena is about her poor behaviour on the day, not about race".
"She is passionate about what she does out there".
Mercurial Australian Nick Kyrgios ranted at Ramos at the same tournament after he was issued a code violation for shouting at a ball boy to pass him a towel. She was disqualified from a semifinal match at the 2009 US Open for threatening a lineswoman. Critics say his exaggerated depiction of Williams's physical features is reminiscent of historically racist cartoons and that he white washed the appearance of Japan's Osaka by drawing her with a blonde ponytail.
"It is understandable that this high profile and regrettable incident should provoke debate", the ITF added. I really don't. I think men and women are treated in this way or the other way depending on the situation. "I drew this cartoon Sunday night after seeing the US Open final, and seeing the world's best tennis player have a tantrum and thought that was interesting", he said. "The fact that I have to go through this is just an example for the next person".
Though he agreed that "the chair umpire should not have pushed Serena to the limit, especially in a grand slam final. If he had said "I'm not attacking your character", everything would have been different". It exists, let's not beat around the bush about it. But, in this case, particularly through the WTA, this has not happened. Then, she demanded an apology from the umpire, who penalized her a game.
"He is a guy that all the other umpires look up to because he is strong, consistently strong".
"Whether he is umpiring a men's match or a women's match, I think he treats [the players] as individuals equally".
"No one was saying she was a good sport, if they are they're insane", added King, who won 12 Grand Slam singles titles.
"She worked so hard for it her whole life".
Once Degeneres gets through the required questions about the controversy surrounding the final, she dived into the good stuff.
Asked about whether sexism played a role in the match, King said that it was still an issue in the world of tennis.
Williams received a second penalty for throwing her racket to the ground and breaking it after losing a point. She gives to this sport a lot. "There should be no asterisk, she won fair and square".
But a retired judge has spoken more to the situation.