Umpires reportedly considering boycott of Serena Williams matches

Tennis Umpires Are Reportedly Considering Boycott of Serena Williams Matches After US Open Incident

Tennis Umpires Are Reportedly Considering Boycott of Serena Williams Matches After US Open Incident

Williams was given a warning by umpire Carlos Ramos after he caught her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, gesturing-something he later admitted constituted advice from the stands, according to the rules.

She lost her temper, and while the reasons behind that might have been building for months, years or generations, that's really beside the point. She added that Ramos could have prevented the incident with clear communication. "I think a lot of it maybe got over-amplified because it was the finals of the US Open".

Ramos, of Portugal, said that he was fine after what happened.

"It takes me right back to what I had to deal with when I was chasing Babe Ruth's home run record, because I think the whole thing with Serena is so rude and so cruel", he told Terence Moore.

Courier said there was nothing to discuss with his team over Ramos.

In an interview with the Tennis Podcast, meanwhile, the former chair umpire Enric Molina said "Carlos's job was immaculate, under very hard circumstances".

Ramos was unable to defend himself over the weekend as the rules prevent umpires from commenting on the matches they oversee.

The 23-time grand slam champion vehemently denied that accusation and, after smashing her racket having been broken in the second set, was docked a point by Ramos. Incensed, Serena, in a classic, bold woman act that usually involves pointing a finger and looking at your subject straight in the eye, boldly told the male umpire "I didn't cheat".

"I guess I'd like to hang out with my sister - I haven't seen her since Wimbledon", said Osaka, who has become an unlikely hero in a country still reeling after a summer of deadly typhoons and earthquakes.

When Ellen asked Osaka what Serena whispered in her ear at that moment, Osaka smiled. Williams claimed Ramos' actions in NY were "sexist" but speaking to BBC Sport yesterday, US Open mixed-doubles champion Murray said: "I think that's a bit far-fetched".

"I didn't know Ramos was sitting in the chair".

"We can not measure ourselves by what we think we should also be able to get away with".

Others may be conditioned to look for mid-match support by the on-court coaching rule used at Women's Tennis Association tournaments, which allows a coach to visit his or her player at one changeover per set.