Serena Williams: Are female tennis players treated unfairly by umpires?

Serena Williams: Are female tennis players treated unfairly by umpires?

Serena Williams: Are female tennis players treated unfairly by umpires?

Naomi Osaka's star power in her U.S. Open victory may have been overwhelmed in the short-term by the ongoing Serena Williams controversy from their championship match.

Williams was facing Japanese worldwide Naomi Osaka in the final of the US Open on Saturday, as the American was chasing a record-breaking 24th Grand Slam title. That match descended into chaos - with thousands of spectators booing and both players crying during the trophy ceremony - after Williams confronted Ramos about his rulings. "You're told to just turn around and try to focus, so I tried to do that, but in my mind I was sort of - like I really wanted to know what was going on".

The anonymous source believes they have not been supported by the USTA on multiple occasions, adding that Ramos was "thrown to the wolves for simply doing his job and was not willing to be abused for it".

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"I think she's got that power in the game, she's been a dominant force for so long and she's done so many brilliant, brilliant things on a tennis court".

An Australian newspaper defended its cartoonist on Tuesday after publishing a caricature of Serena Williams having a temper tantrum at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, which civil rights leaders, celebrities and fans condemned as racist.

Mackie Shilstone, Williams' fitness coach for the past 10 years, said that Williams was correct in defending herself despite the outburst triggering waves of condemnation.

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Still, he retains the No. 1 ranking no matter if Del Potro or the Novak Djokovic-Kei Nishikori semifinal victor lifts the U.S. Del Potro also acknowledged their close friendship and noted that his opponent won Wimbledon, the most recent grand slam.

Williams was fined $17,000 for the rules violations, and the International Tennis Federation backed Ramos, saying his "decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules".

Afterwards, Williams suggested that Ramos and other umpires are tolerant of worse criticism from male players. "And women are looked at as hysterical", King said. "We do not believe that this was done last night", CEO Steve Simon said in a statement.

While King said that Serena Williams was "out of line" for her subsequent behavior - which included cracking her racket and calling Ramos "a thief" - she emphasized that Ramos didn't control the match.

"I'm fine, given the circumstances", he said. It's a delicate situation, but "à la carte" arbitration does not exist. "Do not worry about me".

Meanwhile, tennis umpires are also considering forming a union as they feel no one is standing up for them.

He is expected to be on duty as planned for this week's Davis Cup semi-final in Zadar where Croatia are hosting the United States.

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