Tennis umpires considering boycotting Serena Williams matches

The US Open's women's finals on Saturday took a political turn when second place finisher Serena Williams went apoplectic over controversial calls against her by umpire Carlos Ramos, whom she absurdly smeared as a sexist.

Tennis star Serena Williams was making headlines earlier this week following a clash between her and an umpire during the final match at the 2018 US Open Tennis Championships.

"We watch the guys do this all the time, they're badgering the umpire on the changeovers".

While tennis legend Billy Jean King backed Williams" accusation insisting there was a "double standard', many have condemned the 23-time Grand Slam victor for losing her temper. Later, she smashed her racket and was penalized a point.

Many people, looking at Serena Williams's actions during the US Open women's final last week, remembered of John McEnroe who often argued with umpires during his career. Her third violation, for calling the umpire Carlos Ramos a "thief", cost her a game.

"This week has been a dream come to life, and I'm so honored to represent Japan and Nissan on the world stage", Osaka said.

Williams doubled down after the match, believing that Ramos' docking her a game for verbal abuse was tantamount to sexism.

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The chair umpire at the centre of the saga has spoken publicly for the first time since the match, saying he is "fine".

Portugese newspaper Tribuna Expresso reported that Ramos had avoided walking the streets of NY on Sunday to avoid any "complicated situations".

"The umpiring fraternity is thoroughly disturbed at being abandoned by the WTA", retired umpire Richard Ings told ESPN. "You owe me an apology".

"It's an unhappy situation but à la carte refereeing doesn't exist", added the 47-year-old seasoned umpire.

Ramos is deemed one of the more experienced umpires in the game with nearly 30 years of experience but for overseeing the Grand Slam final he received a fee of just £370 - a standard daily rate. "They are all fearful that they could be the next Ramos". "Don't you worry about me!" He acted "at all times with professionalism and integrity" during Saturday's showdown, the ITF said in a statement on BBC.

Williams was fined $17,000 for the rules violations, and the International Tennis Federation backed Ramos, saying his "decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules".

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