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Tennis Umpires reportedly considering Boycott of Serena Williams Matches

Tennis Umpires Are Reportedly Considering Boycott of Serena Williams Matches After US Open Incident Report: Tennis Umpires Mulling Boycott Of Serena Williams Matches
Frederick Owens | 16 September, 2018, 04:48

Osaka, who became the first-ever Japanese-born Grand Slam victor, said she was crying when she heard the boos, because she thought they were aimed at her.

The 23-time grand slam champion vehemently denied that accusation and, after smashing her racket having been broken in the second set, was docked a point by Ramos.

She is also set to ink a $10 million deal with Adidas to go with the almost $4 million she took home for her U.S. Open win.

In addition to her extraordinary tennis skills as displayed in her dominant performance against Williams in her first Grand Slam win, the Japanese-born athlete with a Haitian father is now also being recognized for her broad global endorsement appeal.

"I don't understand from where he's coming with that statement", said Djokovic, suggesting this was the first he has heard of umpires failing to treat men and women equally.

The public appearance comes just days after Serena was defeated by Japan's Naomi Osaka at the U.S. Open in NYC.

The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final is pleased to be getting back to work. "The fact that I have to go through this is just an example for the next person that has emotions and wants to express themselves and wants to be strong woman".

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Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but not tennis fouls during a Friday appearance before a business trade group in Las Vegas.

However, her success was overshadowed by controversy surrounding Williams, who was handed three code violations by Carlos Ramos before accusing the umpire of sexism.

"I know the way that I was brought up, people tell me I act kind of Japanese so I guess there is that". When she smashed her racquet in frustration he cited her again, giving her a point penalty.

Ramos belatedly received public backing from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and took his place in the chair for Cilic's routine 6-1 6-3 7-6 (7-5) win over Tiafoe.

She described Williams' behavior on court as "out of line".

It remains to be seen whether Serena will face any further ramifications for her behaviour, after being fined $17,000 in the wake of the incident.

"Do you know how many other men do things that are much worse than that?" When I covered the Wimbledon tennis tournament in 2011 - a year female players were admonished for grunting too loudly - the towering Argentine Juan Martin del Potro grew frustrated during one match, took off his shoe, and hurled it out of the court.

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