Murray rejects Williams' sexism claims against Carlos Ramos

Heather Diaz
September 16, 2018

It is said that umpires and referees are doing a good job if fans don't notice they are there. It added that US Open organizers confirmed Ramos' decisions when they chose to fine Williams for the three offenses.

Serena had received a warning, a point penalty, and a game penalty after an outburst that saw her call the umpire Carlos Ramos a thief. Ramos is tough, one of the best umpires in the world.

For many people who watched the U.S. Open Women's Final against Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams, one question still remains: what did Serena whisper to Naomi after the match?

Ramos followed established USTA rules and protocols with his penalties, even if there are those who believe he should have been more lenient-or would have been if different people had been playing.

From what I understand, this is fairly common practice, but still illegal, so the Umpire was well within his rights to call it.

"I'm honest, I was coaching". I have respect for him and all I ask is for that to be reciprocated.

Social media and sports talk were set ablaze talking about this all-night Saturday and into Sunday morning, but regardless of your feelings on whether or not the Umpire's penalties were justified, it is truly a shame that they ended up overshadowing what was an otherwise handsome story.

Ramos has also been accused of inconsistencies.

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Retired umpire Richard Ings told ESPN on Tuesday that umpires feel that Ramos is being vilified. After the match, Djokovic brought the subject up again with reporters. I grew up watching John McEnroe but I loved Stefan Edberg too. "If it's like this, let me know".

In a fit of rage, Serena threw her racket to the ground, damaging it in the process. "[Ramos] said he didn't see it it".

Yes, what she did is clearly against the rules, which call for a code violation to be assessed. "I really wasn't paying attention", Tiafoe said. "But if you want to be the star of the show, that's fine", said Murray as the two spoke during a break between games.

Ramos wouldn't go into details over his discussion with Adams, who initiated the conversation. The umpire counted that as the second offence and denied her a point.

The 20-year-old became clearly emotional after winning, and pulled her visor over her face as Williams put a comforting arm around her.

This last outburst cost Williams a game, impacting the match and tarnishing what should have been a great win and a shining moment for her competitor, Naomi Osaka. Advertising and sponsorship specialists predict a lot of such opportunities lie ahead for Osaka, who was born in Japan to a Haitian father and a Japanese mother and raised mostly in the U.S. If a woman demonstrates clear passion while making a point, she is "emotional" and if she speaks her mind, she is "ranting". When a man does the same, he's "outspoken' and there are no repercussions", she wrote on Twitter.

Make no mistake, Serena Williams is a force to be reckoned with.

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