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Tennis Umpires Are Reportedly Considering Boycott of Serena Williams Matches After US Open Incident Tennis umpires considering boycotting Serena Williams matches: report | TheHill
| 17 September, 2018, 10:32

He has vast experience and has umpired a final at all four grand slams, as well as the 2012 Olympic men's final, in which Andy Murray beat Roger Federer.

Osaka edged Coupe Rogers champion Simona Halep, US Open finalist Williams, and Western & Southern Open champion Kiki Bertens to top this month's ballot.

"In comparison, I never saw (Rafael) Nadal shouting like that with an umpire".

"There is a lot of unhappiness in the umpiring community because no one is standing up for officials". Viewers could not have guessed that she won by looking at her crestfallen, teary-eyed expression throughout the immediate aftermath of the match. "I find it interesting that she did it only when she was losing".

Mouratoglou controversially admitted to coaching Williams from the sideline, saying that it was not an uncommon occurrence in the game. Claiming she had not seen the gesture, Serena took offense at being accused of "cheating" and asked Carlos to reconsider his decision. The WTA defense surprised me. "If it's like this, let me know", Strycova said. The 2018 US Open champion revealed it all in a video for Tennis Channel.

The third violation - verbal abuse - came when she called the umpire a "thief".

Speaking to The Project's Lisa Wilkinson, Williams disputed the claim from her coach Patrick Mouratoglou that he "made a motion" at the 23-time Grand Slam victor.

It was at that point that Williams was docked a full game, a penalty from which she could not recover and soon led to her losing the set and the match.


Ms Williams was critical of umpire Carlos Ramos after he penalised her for communicating with her coach Patrick Mouratoglou in the US Open final loss to Naomi Osaka.

Williams received the paltry fine of US$17,000 (considering her runner's up prize money of US$1.85 million) for her behaviour.

According to a report by the Times of London, her new pact with the athletic shoes and apparel maker could dwarf her earnings from tennis. This is not fair.

But at least two tennis stars have since given Williams a strong rebuke for her behavior.

A number of other individuals and groups have backed Ramos, including the International Tennis Federation.

"We can not measure ourselves by what we think we should also be able to get away with".

"The Pan Pacific is so close and I have to be on a diet for my matches, so maybe afterwards for the ice cream".

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