'Disturbed' umpires revolting after Serena Williams feud
'Disturbed' umpires revolting after Serena Williams feud
Governing Body Defends Umpire After Serena Williams Flap The Associated Press 10 Sep 2018
13 September, 2018, 08:28
What was supposed to be a fairy-tale matchup for Japan's Naomi Osaka and the player she idolizes spun out of control Saturday after Williams was handed code violations that she described as unfair.
The WTA issued a statement that appeared to side with Williams' accusation of sexism, saying the same standards should be applied to men and women and "We do not believe this was done last night".
(Supplied)Naomi Osaka chats with Ellen DeGeneres about her win at the US Open women's final.
However her latest comments about Ramos have now been slammed. Williams, furious over the first call, approached the net and told Ramos: "I don't cheat".
"When a woman is emotional, she's "hysterical" and she's penalised for it". When a man does the same, he's "outspoken" and there are no repercussions.
In an interview with ESPN on Sunday, USTA President Katrina Adams called the US Open event "unfortunate" and argued that things would have been different if Williams were a male player. "More voices are needed to do the same".
"No-one was saying she was a good sport, if they are they're insane". He also refrained from going out the day after the final to avoid problems, according to the report.
"It's sad for the sport when a player tries to become bigger than the rules".
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"Until this moment in time, professional officials expected that when they made tough decisions on court they'd be fully backed by the governing bodies". Her frustration with Ramos began when she was given a code violation for being coached in-match and breaking her racket shortly after. He later admitted the offence, which is not allowed in the sport but is rarely punished.
In the second set of Williams' match against Naomi Osaka, Ramos warned Williams for receiving coaching, which is against the rules in Grand Slam matches.
Meanwhile, tennis officials threatened to boycott Williams's future matches.
Williams claimed the penalty was a "sexist remark" but Keothavong believes the 36-year-old should have better controlled her emotions. Williams demanded to speak to the tournament referee after the final decision, but it was not overturned.
"It was really incredible", Osaka said about playing against Williams.
"I felt like at the very beginning he blew it", King said.
The criticisms of Ramos, the Times of London source said, prompted "a growing consensus that umpires were "not supported" by the USTA on several occasions, and that Ramos was 'thrown to the wolves for simply doing his job and was not willing to be abused for it'".
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