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Cartoonist Under Fire For "Racist" Serena Williams Drawing

Serena Williams celebrating.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates in her Women's Singles Final match against Venus Williams of the United States on day 13 of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

A cartoonist in Australia is under fire for the Serena Williams cartoon he posted to his Twitter account this weekend.

Mark Knight, the editorial cartoonist for the Herald Sun in Melbourne, is being criticized for his latest cartoon, which attempted to sum up Serena Williams' controversy at the U.S. Open final in Queens.

Here's the cartoon:

Knight has received serious clapback for the cartoon. Most notably, J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to trash him. "Well done on reducing one of the greatest sportswomen alive to racist and sexist tropes and turning a second great sportswoman into a faceless prop," she wrote.

Knight has addressed some of the criticism in his Twitter replies:

"Don’t bring gender into it when it’s all about behaviour," he wrote.

Williams, of course, lost in controversial fashion at the U.S. Open final on Saturday night. She had major problems with the referee, who docked her a game point for multiple violations.