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Serena Williams had a heated exchange with chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the U.S. Open women's final Serena Williams had a heated exchange with chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the U.S. Open women's final
Edward Snyder | 13 September, 2018, 13:51

Osaka watches on as Serena Williams confronts chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the US Open final.

The umpiring community also had Ramos' back, as they have threatened to boycott Williams' matches.

The deal further raises the profile of the 20-year-old Osaka, who shot to global fame when she defeated American Serena Williams on Saturday to become the first Japanese player to claim a Grand Slam singles crown.

The 20-year-old, who defeated Williams to be crowned champion, hit headlines around the world when Williams cried on the court and called the umpire a "thief". It added that US Open organizers confirmed Ramos' decisions when they chose to fine Williams for the three offenses.

Ings, ESPN reported, added that such a protest was "unlikely" because umpires have no fraternal organization or union.

While defending Ramos as a "stickler for the rules", King also believes he was partly at fault for "aggravating" the situation and reiterated her belief that tennis still treats women differently to men.

"Rather, I think the question we have to ask ourselves is this: What is the right way to behave to honour our sport and to respect our opponents?"

Naomi Osaka dropped by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday, opening up about everything from her historic U.S. Open win to her celebrity crush.




After being handed a code violation for coaching earlier in the set, Williams told Ramos: "You will never, ever, ever be on another court of mine as long as you live". "I am good, under the circumstances", he told the paper.

The Serena controversy has stirred resentment among umpires ― and they are now reportedly considering a boycott of her future matches.

Ramos, however, has spoken out about the incident for the first time in an interview with Tribuna Expresso in his native country, as the Spaniard cited he was content with the decisions he made as he does not pick and choose when to apply the rule book. "Don't worry about me, I'll be fine".

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Women's Tennis Association (WTA), however, supported Williams' accusations that Ramos' actions were based in sexism.

On Monday, The International Tennis Federation defended Ramos in a statement.

Ramos will return to the chair on Friday, officiating the men's semi-final of the Davis Cup, he confirmed.

"The point is he [Ramos] aggravated the situation, instead of saying "I'm not attacking your character", which is the most important thing he could have said".

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