Tennis Umpires Fear 'No One Has Their Back' After Serena Williams Controversy

Tennis Umpires Fear 'No One Has Their Back' After Serena Williams Controversy

Tennis Umpires Fear 'No One Has Their Back' After Serena Williams Controversy

King had tweeted a similar statement after the match, thanking Williams for calling out the double standard.

Andrea Petkovic thinks Serena Williams overcame a little bit the limit during the US Open women's final lost to the Japanese Naomi Osaka.

U.S. Open victor Naomi Osaka is reportedly set to sign the biggest deal Adidas has ever made with a female athlete, after the tennis star defeated 23-time Grand Slam singles victor Serena Williams in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4.

"You're told to just turn around and try to focus so I tried to do that", Osaka said. Williams took offense to the referee's accusation that she would cheat.

After the match, Twitter users and tennis commentators alike said the penalties assessed to Williams were excessively harsh, and some said they may have reflected sexism and racism in tennis officiating.

There are now discussions about boycotting Williams' matches between a group of umpires that lack a body to represent their interests. Players get upset on court, players get code violations on court.

Now, Golden State Warriors star Curry, who is friends with Williams and has shot commercials with her, saw no problem with the way the 23-time Grand Slam victor handled the situation.

Osaka also commented on her rival's on-court outburst, saying she was trying to remain focused while Williams accused Ramos of making "a sexist remark" and demanded an apology.

Alternatively, USTA head Katrina Adams said male players badger "the umpire on the changeovers and nothing happens".

Williams' defeat came after she was issued a code violation for receiving coaching, a common practice in the sport.

Speaking to Tribuna Expresso Ramos said: "I'm fine, given the circumstances".

The loss of the point prompted Williams to call Ramos a "thief", which led to a third violation for verbal abuse that resulted in the umpire issuing a game penalty, although he could have prevented the incident from escalating, King said.

Williams explained her anger in the post-match media conference.

"Rather, I think the question we have to ask ourselves is this: What is the right way to behave to honor our sport and to respect our opponents?"

The umpires are now allegedly putting forth a united front to stick it to a woman who is already being hammered online by white news outlets, including one that portrayed Williams' as a tantrum-throwing Sambo looking baby with oversized lips and grotesque facial features.

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