Ramos backed by ITF over 'regrettable' Serena rant

Posted September 13, 2018

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.

His appearance could prove awkward after several figures from the US Tennis Association, including president Katrina Adams, publicly supported Williams in her sexism allegations.

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.

To recall, in Williams' US Open final defeat against Osaka, the latter called umpire Carlos Ramos "liar" and a "thief".

"Carlos Ramos is one of the most experienced and respected umpires in tennis". "They're thinking 'what if?'"

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The story said that among the measures being discussed was a refusal to chair contests involving Williams unless she apologized to Ramos, though it did not suggest that this was likely.

Much of the criticism of Williams has centered on how her actions had spoiled a precious moment for Osaka, who was even moved to apologize for beating the home favorite to a NY crowd angrily booing Ramos.

The governing body's support for Ramos came after the WTA, which operates the women's tour, was critical of the way things went between him and Williams in NY.

The US Open fined Williams $17,000 for her protestations, although she collected $1.85 million for finishing runner-up at Flushing Meadows.

"The umpiring fraternity is thoroughly disturbed at being abandoned by the WTA", retired Gold Badge umpire Richard Ings said, according to ESPN's Peter Bodo.

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The Times of London reported that some umpires are considering boycotting Williams' matches.

The third violation was also controversial - Williams, who hadn't stopped speaking angrily to Ramos since the coaching penalty, was docked a full game for "verbal abuse".

Tennis umpires are unhappy about USTA and WTA criticism of fellow umpire Carlos Ramos, according to the Times, with some even talking about a potential boycott of Serena Williams' matches.

"When a woman is emotional, she's "hysterical" and she's penalised for it", King said. It's a delicate situation, but "à la carte" arbitration does not exist. "Mr. Ramos' decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules...." "Don't you worry about me", the 47-year-old is quoted as saying in the newspaper.

For the first time since the match, Ramos has spoken up, telling Tribuna Expresso in his native Portugal that "I'm fine, given the circumstances".

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