Czech Tennis Star Fires At Serena Williams for US Open Behavior

Tennis umpires considering boycotting Serena Williams matches: report | TheHill

Former tennis star Martina Navratilova says Serena Williams should have been thinking about the example she was setting, following her US Open final fiasco.

Despite coach Patrick Mouratoglou admitting he was coaching from the box, Williams doubled down on her claim, insisting she knew nothing about it.

The Japanese player's breakthrough triumph in NY was overshadowed by an explosive row between her opponent Serena Williams and umpire Carlos Ramos.

For her part, Osaka is not thinking too much about how her identity is perceived.

According to Associated Press journalist Andrew Dampf, US Tennis Association head Katrina Adams, who had fiercely supported Williams, was heard apologizing to Ramos at the draw for the Davis Cup semis.

"We watch the guys do this all the time, they're badgering the umpire on the changeovers".

"There has to be some consistency across the board". "I don't think we would ever try to push it that far, especially in this Davis Cup format - we're not going to dock our country a game". The New York Times rather bravely chose to go to the data, and reports that the opposite is true - that men draw a lot more penalties than women do. He will be back to work as umpire on Friday in Zadar, Croatia.

It constitutes a huge backflip from the USTA, which has been Williams' biggest supporter.

The emergence of other biracial athletes, such as baseball player Yu Darvish and sprinter Asuka Cambridge, has also helped build acceptance for those of diverse backgrounds.

She also said the controversy hasn't altered her feelings about winning a slam because she had no idea how she was supposed to react, going on to describe Serena as her idol and inspiration. "It's a delicate situation, but a la carte arbitration does not exist. Do not worry about me!"

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"Adams overheard apologizing to chair umpire Carlos Ramos for the fallout from US Open final at draw for Davis Cup semifinal draw between USA and Croatia in Zadar", Dampf wrote.

One of the most controversial Grand Slam finals of all time divided tennis and triggered a debate about sexism in the sport, fuelled by Williams's assertion that Ramos would not have dealt with a male player in the same way.

The umpires feel that Ramos was "thrown to the wolves for simply doing his job and was not willing to be abused for it".

Another person identified as an "senior figure" told the Guardian that umpires felt Ramos was "hung out to dry" after the incident and that "no one is standing up for officials" amid reports that the incident is fueling talks of a boycott.

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