Naomi Osaka is taking on what she calls a "double standard" in sports against women.

Recently, the Japanese player sat down with the Victoria's Secret podcast. During the talk, the four-time Grand Slam champion recounted her 2018 US Open final against Serena Williams. The match was surrounded by controversy after a verbal altercation occurred between Williams and the chair umpire, Carlos Ramos.

The moment and final received worldwide attention, which, according to Osaka, was driven by a double standard.

"Definitely if a male player did that, it wouldn't have been so broadcasted," Osaka told host Amanda de Cadenet. "There's actually been male players that have done far worse, like literally last year and this year, and they don't get news reports at all.

"But I do know that people are very interested in Serena and whatever she does is going to get news attention. And it was just unfortunate that it had to be that moment that caught a lot of people's interest."

It's been a wild year for Osaka. She withdrew from Roland Garros in May due to anxiety towards media interviews then stepped away from Wimbledon before deciding to take part in the Tokyo Olympics.

The 24-year-old decided to end her season after the US Open, where she lost in the third round. However, Osaka is back to practicing in preparation for the next season.