Umpires reportedly considering Boycott of Serena Williams Matches

Umpires reportedly considering Boycott of Serena Williams Matches

Umpires reportedly considering Boycott of Serena Williams Matches

After Serena Williams lost in the final to Naomi Osaka on Saturday, all anyone could talk about was Williams' altercation with umpire Carlos Ramos that led to her being fined $17,000.

Williams was docked a game during the defeat to Naomi Osaka for verbally abusing umpire Carlos Ramos, calling him a "thief" and a "liar" after he deducted a point from her for previous violations - coaching and smashing her racket.

And during the US Open finals between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, the pressure reached a staggering level - an occurrence that was not caused by the intense game between the two players.

"Still, despite the threats, Ings did not think that the judges would rise up and boycott Williams" future matches.

Nonetheless, Ramos faced a lot of flak from top players, including US Open men's singles champion Novak Djokovic, who insisted that the chair umpire's decisions changed the course of the match. He acted "at all times with professionalism and integrity" during Saturday's showdown, the ITF said in a statement on BBC. It is understandable that this high-profile and regrettable incident should provoke debate.

Williams' accusation of sexism has been backed by The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and the United States Tennis Association (USTA), and this has seemingly upset a core group of umpires, according to The Times. Williams' behaviour in the final has divided the fraternity.

Billie Jean King and Serena Williams in 2014. Both players were booed as they wept during an emotional trophy-presentation ceremony in which Williams asked the crowd to "make this the best moment we can".

"I think mixed raced people's success, such as Osaka's, can help to bring down the wall most Japanese have between people with different backgrounds", Oliver said.

Portuguese official Carlos Ramos was accused of sexism in the aftermath of the match, which saw him involved in an escalating dispute with Serena Williams that ended with him slapping the player with a one game penalty as she lost in straight sets to Naomi Osaka in NY on Saturday evening.

"What happened on court in this particular match is not something that is going to trouble professional umpires".

She described Williams' behavior on court as "out of line".

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

The chair umpire at the centre of the saga has spoken publicly for the first time since the match, saying he is "fine".

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