Naomi Osaka says not saddened by Serena row in US Open final

Naomi Osaka says not saddened by Serena row in US Open final

Naomi Osaka says not saddened by Serena row in US Open final

"The umpiring fraternity is thoroughly disturbed at being abandoned by the WTA", Ings said on Tuesday, via ESPN.

Williams was issued a warning, point and then game penalty after she argued with Ramos during the final, which was won 6-2 6-4 by Japan's Naomi Osaka. But a controversy that erupted after Williams was accused of cheating (after her coach made a hand gesture that was interpreted as coaching), led to Osaka's historic win being laced with anti-Black racism.

"At the end of the day, I hope everybody understands and celebrates Naomi because she's the US Open champion and that's pretty dope".

"Carlos Ramos is one of the most experienced and respected umpires in tennis".

One of the most controversial Grand Slam finals of all time divided tennis and triggered a debate about sexism in the sport, fueled by Williams's assertion that Ramos would not have dealt with a male player in the same way.

The WTA validated Williams' complaint that the penalties were sexist and would not have been initiated if Williams were a man. USTA President Katrina Adams said there was "no equality".

Ramos has said that he is "fine, given the circumstances" days after the match, however. "First of all as an umpire you're supposed to keep the flow of the match going and he did just the opposite".

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But the International Tennis Federation defended Ramos and said in a statement that his "decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules" and that he "acted at all times with professionalism and integrity".

"This has been a bit of a watershed moment in the history of professional officiating", he told CNN.

"But in this particular case, Carlos Ramos was doing his job".

According to a new report in The Times, the 2018 US Open victor is set to sign the biggest deal Adidas has ever made with a female athlete, to the tune of $11.9 million annually. "The WTA supports coaching through its on-court coaching rule, but further review is needed". If it happened in the men's match, it would not happen again. He is not shy to dish out code violations left, right and centre. She added that Ramos could have prevented the incident with clear communication. "It's an unhappy situation but à la carte refereeing doesn't exist", the 47-year-old told Portugal's Tribuna Expresso.

Several umpires are privately advocating for officials to unionize, the Guardian reports, though presently umpires do not have a union to organize any form of a boycott.

Currently, tennis judges are independent contractors and current contracts prevent them from speaking publicly about players and matches.

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