Tennis Officials "Fearful They Could Be the Next Ramos" After Serena Incident

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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 the midst of losing Saturday's final, the 23-time Grand Slam champion smashed her racquet and called the umpire a "thief" and a "liar".

"He never took a game from a man because he said 'thief, '" Williams said. For me it blows my mind.

"I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuff. We do not believe that this was done", Simon said in a statement.

Ramos has been accused of specifically targeting Williams for the coaching violation, although the Portuguese umpire has a reputation of being a strict enforcer of the rules.

However, the world number one Williams received three code violations, therefore, meaning she was docked a game.

Williams' defeat came after she was issued a code violation for receiving coaching, a common practice in the sport.

Ramos told his friend that he stayed inside the day after the final, afraid that he might draw the ire of locals were he to start walking through the streets of New York City. "'I'm not attacking your character, ' is the most important thing he could have said", King told CNN. "But if you want to be the star of the show, that's fine". Each and every player is communicating with his coach.

"No one was saying she was a good sport, if they are they're insane", added King. "Maybe it didn't work out for me, but it's going to work out for the next person".

It is tradition that in addition to the finalists, the chair umpire who oversees the final is also acknowledged at the end of the match. You're a grand slam champion for the first time.

"Men are outspoken when they stand up for themselves".

According to the Times, umpires are also not pleased about the tournament's reaction to the controversy around Alize Cornet, who was given a warning for unsportsmanlike conduct for taking off and changing her shirt on court. "I think it's a matter of having a conversation with the two guys and saying let's cut it out, let's slow it down, and then perhaps not understanding how they can have the same conversation with the females". There's certain ones that need to be checked. "I don't think that was the best example of sexism in sport in tennis". "And I grudgingly held on to that racket".

USTA president Katrina Adams celebrated Williams' class in the post-match presentation, and the WTA seemingly backed her claim that the penalties were sexist in a statement.

Djokovic said players in general appreciated Lahyani's more open handed approach, but he could see why Herbert was irked.