Tennis umpires reportedly mulling boycotting Serena Williams matches after US Open flap

Tanya Simon
September 13, 2018

But the U.S. Tennis Association and Women's Tennis Association have come out in support of Williams, which has angered the umpire community. "We do not believe that this was done last night".

Ramos, who told the newspaper that he had avoided walking the streets of NY on Sunday to avoid any "complicated situations", confirmed that he would be back in the chair on Friday after the ITF appointed him to officiate the semi-final of the Davis Cup, the worldwide men's team event, between Croatia and the United States.

She said, men "are badgering the umpire on the changeovers and nothing happens".

According to a new report in The Times, the 2018 US Open victor is set to sign the biggest deal Adidas has ever made with a female athlete, to the tune of $11.9 million annually.

The American later said it was "sexist" to have been penalised a game. You are the U.S. Open champion.

"The art of editorial cartooning is a visual dialogue on the issues of the day, yet this cartoon grossly inaccurately depicts two women of colour at the US Open, one of the grandest stages of professional sports". She briefly disputed that ruling, saying cheating "is the one thing I've never done, ever" - although afterward, her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, acknowledged he was trying to send Williams a signal.

Simon also addressed the possibility of making coaching legal, saying that "we also think the issue of coaching needs to be addressed and should be allowed across the sport".

Shaw heading back to Man Utd after England concussion
The outpouring of support has been pretty touching, with Spain centre-back Sergio Ramos tweeting a get-well message to Shaw . Marcus Rashford's opener was offset by goals from Saúl Ñíguez and Rodrigo to give Spain a 2-1 away win over England.

Ings, who was the director of officiating for the ATP Tour from 2001-2005, added: "It's great the ITF has put out a message of support but the WTA needs to do something to protect the interest of umpires and make sure players show respect to officials on court".

"There are other examples of sexism in sport whether it comes down to prize money, the way male players are treated in comparison to women", she said.

"Why is there so much difference?" I don't believe it's a good idea to apply a standard of, "If men can get away with it, women should be able to, too". There has to be a clear rule to it.

However, these calculations don't take into account whether umpires are more likely to punish female players than men for a similar outburst during a match. "It is the inconsistency", said Azarenka in a live video on her Instagram page.

"Serena was out of line, there's no question", King told CNN's Christiane Amanpour. According to him, treatment towards players varies according to the situation and a blanket generalization is hard.

The number-one-world ranked athlete threw a veritable temper tantrum on the court Saturday, which began when she incurred a penalty and escalated as she was penalized further by umpire Carlos Ramos for her behaviour. He did change the course of the match.

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