Reaction to Serena controversy has some umpires suggesting a boycott


Seeking a 24th grand slam, Williams was initially outraged at receiving a code violation for coaching, insisting she had not taken guidance from her box, and then picked up a point penalty for racquet abuse before a prolonged tirade at Ramos resulted in a game being docked for verbal abuse - the American calling the umpire a "thief" and a "liar".

His appearance could prove awkward after several figures from the US Tennis Association, including president Katrina Adams, publicly supported Williams in her sexism allegations. Williams was given a code violation for coaching when Patrick Mouratoglou, her coach, signaled tactics to her from the stands.

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Monday defended Ramos, backing the umpire for the way he handled the situation in hard circumstances.

There are now discussions about boycotting Williams' matches between a group of umpires that lack a body to represent their interests.

The International Tennis Federation has defended Ramos for his actions during the final.

"Carlos Ramos is one of the most experienced and respected umpires in tennis", the statement said.

Carlos Ramos, the umpire at the center of the storm surrounding Serena Williams at the U.S. Open, was "thrown under a bus" by tennis' governing bodies, says a former top-level umpire.

We want to watch her keep playing the slams.' Del Potro also analyzed how his 2018 US Open campaign went: 'I think I did a good tournament, but this is a tough lose for me.

'It is understandable that this high profile and regrettable incident should provoke debate. "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". Williams' behaviour in the final has divided the fraternity.

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Following criticism from both inside and outside of tennis of an official who penalized Serena Williams during the women's US Open final on Saturday, other referees claim they are fearful of the same treatment. Her conduct, which earned her a game penalty during Saturday's defeat by Naomi Osaka, and her comments that a male player would not have been penalised in the same way, have split the tennis world. But a controversy that erupted after Williams was accused of cheating (after her coach made a hand gesture that was interpreted as coaching), led to Osaka's historic win being laced with anti-Black racism. "But I'm going to continue to fight for women".