Umpire Ramos 'good' despite US Open controversy

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Serena Williams recently grabbed all the headlines after losing to Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka during the US Open 2018 women's final match.

After Serena Williams lost in the final to Naomi Osaka on Saturday, all anyone could talk about was Williams' altercation with umpire Carlos Ramos that led to her being fined $17,000. 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. "But I'm going to continue to fight for women".

It started when chair umpire Carlos Ramos warned Williams for receiving coaching, and eventually ended up with accusations of sexism in the aftermath.

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"It's hard to know, and debatable, whether Ms. Williams could have gotten away with calling the umpire a thief if she were a male player", Navratilova wrote. "She's passionate. She was speaking out and I think for Ramos, he was a little defensive at that point, and was fed up as opposed to saying, 'Okay, let's get back to business, '" Adams said.

Widmaier said the feeling at USTA is that there needs to be a push to ensure consistency in the application of the rules, including coaching violations and shirt changes by women players. Others, including Billie Jean King and Chris Evert, criticized Ramos for his handling of the situation. "There's no equality when it comes to what the men are doing to the chair umpires and what the women are doing, and I think there has to be some consistency across the board". Gold badge umpire Richard Ings told ESPN that the umpire fraternity is "thoroughly disturbed" by how they have been treated in this situation.

Williams's critics, though, including 18-time Grand Slam champion Martina Navratilova, have slammed Williams for her outburst.

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For the first time since the match, Ramos has spoken up, telling Tribuna Expresso in his native Portugal that "I'm fine, given the circumstances. Do not worry about me". The first violation was for illegal coaching from the stands, the second was for smashing her racket and the third was for calling the umpire a "thief".

The Herald Sun, owned by a News Corp subsidiary, published a defense of its cartoonist on the home page of its website, quoting Knight as saying: "The cartoon about Serena is about her poor behaviour on the day, not about race".

Ramos' umpiring career will continue as he is expected to officiate the Davis Cup semifinal matches starting September 14.

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