After Serena Williams tirade, tennis umps consider boycotting her matches

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"There is a lot of unhappiness in the umpiring community because no one is standing up for officials", an anonymous source told The Guardian.

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. He has reached 14 Grand Slams to level with Pete Sampras and looks good for a few more.

The 20-year-old, who is of Haitian and Japanese descent, became the first-ever Japanese-born Grand Slam champion Saturday after defeating her idol, Serena Williams. The violations also include fines totaling $17,000. "The incidents on the court are not the issue", he added. But the U.S. Tennis Association and Women's Tennis Association have come out in support of Williams, which has angered the umpire community.

"The art of editorial cartooning is a visual dialogue on the issues of the day, yet this cartoon grossly inaccurately depicts two women of colour at the US Open, one of the grandest stages of professional sports".

"At the same time, it is important to remember that Mr. Ramos undertook his duties as an official according to the relevant rule book and acted at all times with professionalism and integrity".

On Monday, the ITF, for whom Ramos is a contracted gold badge umpire, belatedly issued a statement to support his handling of the final.

Here's Williams after Saturday's match. She angrily called Ramos a "thief," pointed out that she has never cheated, mentioned how she tries to set an example for her daughter and demanded an apology.

Another major debate arising post-U.S.

Serena Williams embraces Naomi Osaka as she cries at the presentations. All that pales in comparison to the furore surrounding Williams, who was given a game penalty for accusing chair umpire Carlos Ramos of being a "liar" and "a thief for stealing a point" from her in the women's final. "First of all as an umpire you're supposed to keep the flow of the match going and he did just the opposite".

Speaking to Tribuna Expresso Ramos said: "I'm fine, given the circumstances".

Williams denied receiving coaching from the stands in a press conference after the final and accused the umpire of treating her differently because she's a woman; Shilstone agreed, saying he thought the umpire "has a problem with a woman talking back to him".

Williams later smashed her racquet, resulting in a code violation and a point deduction, which she argued over with Ramos. "I drew this cartoon Sunday night after seeing the US Open final, and seeing the world's best tennis player have a tantrum and thought that was interesting", he said.

However, these calculations don't take into account whether umpires are more likely to punish female players than men for a similar outburst during a match.

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