Umpires reportedly considering boycott of Serena Williams matches

Tanya Simon
September 14, 2018

By convention, good umpires and referees don't bring notice to themselves. "The advantages for Jay, she says, have been that he has more of a global outlook or "international mind" and so is more flexible to accept and adjust to differences in life".

Williams was fined $17,000 after losing a point and a game for various code violations.

An anonymous source told The Times of London that there is a growing consensus among umpires that they were "not supported" by the U.S. Tennis Association on several occasions and that Ramos is being unfairly criticized.

"Don't you worry about me!" he added. "I have a daughter, and I stand for what's right for her", Williams shouted. The umpire sanctioned the coach, which unfortunately reflected on the player. That made Williams even more upset, and she berated Ramos repeatedly.

"I do not believe there is a formal boycott in place so I do not think we need to take any action in regards to a boycott", a spokesman for the US Tennis Association told HuffPost on Wednesday.

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Strycova also claims that Williams, along with sister Venus, always gets on-court coaching. After sparring with the chair umpire, Williams was given a one-game penalty late in the climactic second set, sealing the win for Osaka. "I am good, under the circumstances", he told the paper. "I think a lot of it maybe got over-amplified because it was the finals of the US Open".

She revealed despite having beaten the former world champion, Williams was quick to comfort her among the jeers of the crowd echoing through the arena as she received her trophy. "I'm too young to be stressed out like this", Osaka quipped after DeGeneres put her phone down. Osaka previously said that she was happy to win her first Grand Slam. She began her victory speech by apologising to the crowd, and explained it at the press conference.

Osaka said during the interview that she initially didn't know what was going on because she turned away from the scene as Williams approached Ramos and started yelling.

As well as her mega-money Nike deal, Williams also boasts deals with top brands such as Intel, Audemars Piguet, JPMorgan Chase, Lincoln, Gatorade and Beats. At 36, she continues to face prejudice.

Now, Adams and Ramos have come face to face in Zadar ahead of the U.S. team's Davis Cup tie against Croatia where the veteran official will oversee some of the matches. Isn't that what makes them human?

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