Ronnie O’Sullivan calls for gender divide after Serena Williams outburst

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"But he enforced rules that have been enforced on me over the years".

"I've seen a lot of people get called for coaching before, and you might have a grumble and stuff but you get on with it". "That's just part of the sport". "I don't think I even thought about feeling sad because there's no experience for me to draw on [from] any other Grand Slam final".

On Thursday, a photo circulated of him in conversation with Katrina Adams, president of the US Tennis Association, who had been quick to support Serena Williams's claims of sexist discrimination.

"We're here to play; Carlos is here to umpire; and we don't expect anything out of the ordinary", Courier said.

Ramos was due to officiate on Friday in the Davis Cup match between Croatia and the United States in Zadar.

Williams became upset when accused of receiving coaching and smashed her racket before berating Ramos. Did she have to behave differently only because she was Serena Williams?

In becoming her country's first ever Grand Slam singles champion, Osaka, the daughter of a Haitian father and Japanese mother, is also helping break new ground in Japan as her biracial identity challenges the country's self-image as a racially homogenous society.


"At the time, I did kind of think they were booing at me 'cause I couldn't tell what was going on because it was just so loud in there, so it was a little bit stressful".

"Me, as a woman, take a lot of warnings". Williams claimed Ramos' actions in NY were "sexist" but speaking to BBC Sport yesterday, US Open mixed-doubles champion Murray said: "I think that's a bit far-fetched".

Marin Cilic, Croatia's top player, also had nothing but respect for Ramos.

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

"Female referees are very good but maybe females should referee female matches because they understand how a woman thinks", he said.

Osaka said she was taught as a youngster to ignore the other side of the court. She was one of the main reasons that tennis made a decision to investigate video replay technology on the courts after several bad calls went against her in the 2004 US Open quarterfinals, she has been described as "scary" to look at by the president of the Russian Tennis Federation, she has been handed penalties that wouldn't otherwise have been given to men. "If it's like this, let me know", Strycova said. It's time for me to leave this planet.

In Saturday's doubles, Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic will face Bryan and Harrison.

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