Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Tennis Umpires Considering Boycott of Serena Williams' Matches After US Open Meltdown

Tennis Umpires Considering Boycott of Serena Williams' Matches After US Open Meltdown Tennis Umpires Considering Boycott of Serena Williams' Matches After US Open Meltdown
Shannon Reynolds | 13 September, 2018, 22:38

Serena Williams shouts at chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the U.S. Open.

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

Ramos is deemed one of the more experienced umpires in the game with nearly 30 years of experience but for overseeing the Grand Slam final he received a fee of just £370 - a standard daily rate.

But lately - as shown by a recent spate of worldwide sporting squabbles, from Nike's Colin Kaepernick ad to the Serena Williams saga - this ideal of apolitical sport has slowly revealed itself to be a luxury of a select few, a privilege only afforded to those who have benefited from the rules set by society - and sport's - increasingly outdated institutions.

"Listen to the audio below as Clay says the greatest women's tennis player of all time went nuclear after being rightfully caught cheating and believes Serena was irresponsible and even unhinged by not only saying the judge was sexist but also saying she couldn't have cheated because 'She's a mother'".

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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The controversial series of events started when umpire Carlos Ramos gave Williams a code violation warning after he spotted her coach, who was in the stands, giving her hand signals.

"When you're little you're taught not to look at if your opponent gets angry, you're told to just turn around and try to focus, so I tried to do that", Osaka said. In comparison, I never saw Nadal shouting like that with an umpire.

"He did what he had to do in that match, because she overcame the limit". In a furious response, Williams then called Ramos a "thief" for taking a point away from her - a seemingly innocuous throwaway line - which the umpire reacted by penalising her with a rare game penalty.

For what was Serena Williams penalised? You're a grand slam champion for the first time. "I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuff". Calling him a "thief" reportedly earned her a full game penalty.

The shy Osaka tweeted about the video on Thursday: "I always knew this would come back to haunt me".

The International Tennis Federation did wholeheartedly back Ramos, saying in its statement that "Carlos Ramos is one of the most experienced and respected umpires in tennis. I think that's probably the context of the conversation".

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