Umpire in Serena’s US Open row says he is ‘fine’


"Mr. Ramos' decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules and were re-affirmed by the U.S. Open's decision to fine Serena Williams for the three offenses".

Martina Navratilova, who has won 18 Grand Slam singles matches, criticized Williams' behavior in an op-ed for The New York Times. "There's no one more experienced, no one more knowledgeable, no one more capable as an umpire than Carlos Ramos".

In his column for the Times of India, Becker wrote, "It was an eventful weekend but we should celebrate two wonderful champions rather than get caught up in the surround sound engulfing the women's final on Saturday".

In Knight's cartoon, Williams was seen jumping up and down having spat out a dummy as the umpire asks Haitian-Japanese tournament victor Naomi Osaka "can't you just let her win?".

Though he agreed that "the chair umpire should not have pushed Serena to the limit, especially in a grand slam final".

Billie Jean King and Serena Williams in 2014.

Williams claimed the penalty was a "sexist remark" but Keothavong believes the 36-year-old should have better controlled her emotions.

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The potential stance comes after the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and United States Tennis Association (USTA) supported the athlete following her claims of sexism against chair umpire Carlos Ramos in the final.

In response to swelling criticisms of Ramos' officiating, some umpires, though technically not allowed to talk with the press, are speaking out on behalf of the fraternity of tennis referees.

In the fallout of the incident, the U.S. Tennis Association and Women's Tennis Association both came out in support of Williams.

"Because that type of call would allude to the fact that there was cheating going on, and Serena does not cheat", Shilstone told WWL, referring to the initial code violation.

Williams immediately demanded an apology from Ramos after being accused of breaking the rules.

"We have to have consistency, because when you look at what the women, in this case Serena, is feeling, we watch the guys do this all the time", Adams said.

Williams was given a code violation warning during the final on September 8 when the umpire ruled that she was getting hand signals from her coach in the stands. "I have a daughter, and I stand for what's right for her", Williams shouted. The beginning of the tournament saw organisers struggle to contend with a heat-wave in NY that resulted in the implementation of a heat policy - the first time ever it was applied in men's matches.