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13 September 2018

Williams, furious over the first call, approached the net and told Ramos: "I don't cheat". Lynne Adams tweeted on Tuesday, "Serena Williams is a large black woman who had a complete meltdown, what is racist about this cartoon".

Carlos Ramos has been praised for acting with "professionalism and integrity" by the International Tennis Federation after the umpire was labelled a liar and a thief by Serena Williams during the American star's US Open final meltdown.

Meanwhile, The Guardian reports that the game's top umpires are discussing forming a union because they believe Carlos Ramos, the umpire who penalized Williams for three code violations Saturday, was "hung out to dry" by some of tennis' governing organizations.

There are men out here that do a lot worse but because I'm a woman, because I'm a woman you're going to take this away from me? ". Obviously Naomi deserved to win and she played awesome", Curry said.

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and United States Tennis Association (USTA) have backed those claims following Williams' straight sets defeat to Osaka.

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"The WTA believes that there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men vs. women and is committed to working with the sport to ensure that all players are treated the same".

A group of umpires are reportedly considering boycott action against Serena Williams, according to an anonymous source in The Times.

Ramos, however, could have prevented the affair had he communicated better and given Williams a "soft warning" instead of a code violation when he saw her coach Patrick Mouratoglou giving signals during the match, King said.

She described Williams' behavior on court as "out of line". Speaking about what happened, as quoted by Tennisnet Petkovic said: 'I think it was an emotional outburst. It added that US Open organizers confirmed Ramos' decisions when they chose to fine Williams for the three offenses.

"I've said far worse", McEnroe, a seven-times Grand Slam singles victor, said on ESPN.

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And the judge at the heart of the controversy, chair umpire Carlos Ramos, has said only that he is "fine" and is in a "delicate position".

The umpires feel that Ramos was "thrown to the wolves for simply doing his job and was not willing to be abused for it".

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

Asked about whether sexism played a role in the match, King said that it was still an issue in the world of tennis.

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Naomi Osaka set to sign a megadeal with Adidas