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International Tennis Federation defends umpire who cited Serena Williams

11 September, 2018, 00:47 | Author: John Swanson
  • Serena Williams fined $17,000 for US Open meltdown

Serena Williams argues with the chair umpire during a match against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, during the women's finals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament on September 8 in NY.

She was fined $17,000 (£13,100) for code violations and docked a game for the angry scenes that unfolded at Flushing Meadows on Saturday. Serena denied seeing him.

The ITF were initially reluctant to get involved in the feud, which was sparked during the US Open final, but they have now given their backing to Ramos.

The 36-year-old who holds 23 grand slam titles, a world record, received a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling the umpire a "thief".

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"I know you guys were here rooting, and I was rooting, too, but let's make this the best moment we can", said Williams during the award ceremony.

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"Yesterday also brought to the forefront the question of whether different standards are applied to men and women in the officiating of matches". In an Instagram posted last night, Osaka thanked the designer, along with Dover Street Market and Adrian Joffe, for the "amazing dress" and "for the support".

Many pundits called out what they labelled as "sexism" towards Williams from the umpire.

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CNN's Poppy Harlow on Monday ran a lengthy 10-minute segment with guest Christine Brennan of USA Today on the outburst and penalizing of tennis star Serena Williams, during which no blame or even criticism was offered regarding the player's outburst, and the shabby treatment of fellow female tennis star, and victor, Naomi Osaka was glossed over.

"Always something happens to me here", she huffed at tournament referee Brian Earley, summoned to the court after she failed to get satisfaction from Ramos. She disputed the ruling, saying that cheating is "the one thing I've never done, ever".

"You stole a point from me and you are a thief", Williams told Ramos prompting the game penalty ruling.

Djokovic also said he has empathy for Ramos as well as Williams and Osaka. Retired tennis player James Blake said that Williams should have at least been given a warning by Ramos. "Maybe it didn't work out for me, but it's going to work out for the next person". First of all, she's amusing. "I think there has to be some consistency across the board".

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On-court coaching is allowed on the WTA Tour, but not at Grand Slams, and Simon believes a further review on this matter is required. If it happened in the men's match, it would not happen again.

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