Venus Williams did not appreciate being accused of cheating at the French Open

Venus Williams has been through a lot in her career, and along the way she thinks she's earned a certain level of respect.

So when the chair umpire accused her of looking over at her coach to receive instruction during the final set of her third-round French Open victory over Alize Cornet, Williams did not take it lightly.

After sitting in disbelief for a few seconds, the fire started to burn within Williams as the umpire refused to back down.

Finally Williams had about enough.

"Honestly, I'm 36-years-old, never in my career have I had a coaching violation," she said. "Just don't even go there."

Actually the five-time Wimbledon champ won't be 36 until June 17, but point taken.

The umpire then suggested that her coach was making signals toward her, and Williams ended the conversation with, "I would never tell anyone to do that. Just FYI."

Mic drop. Venus out.

Williams went on to beat Cornet, 6-0, in the third set to advance to the fourth round. The quest for her first French Open came to an end Wednesday, when she lost to No. 8 seed Timea Bacsinszky 6-2, 6-4.

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Venus Williams did not appreciate being accused of cheating. Screen Shot/@jonscott9
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