Tennis umpire at centre of Serena Williams' sexist claims hid in hotel

Quick Rundown of What Happened Between Serena and the Umpire

Quick Rundown of What Happened Between Serena and the Umpire

An on-court interviewer had to order the crowd to stop booing until Williams regained her composure.

Asked to address the disparity in Williams' fines and Roger Federer's $1,500 fine for an expletive-laden outburst during the 2009 U.S. Open men's final, Adams said the fines are up to the discretion of the grand slam administrator, not the USTA.

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has backed up Serena Williams' claim of sexism in the way she was treated by umpire Carlos Ramos during her defeat in the US Open final. He also penalized her for smashing her racket. Williams later smashed her racquet, resulting in a code violation and a point deduction, which she argued over with Ramos. "'I'm not attacking your character, ' is the most important thing he could have said", King told CNN. Then I thought about the kids watching. And I grudgingly held on to that racket.

"People said I'm a racist because I drew Serena as an African American woman", Knight explained.

At a press conference following the match, Williams said that she didn't regret her comments to Ramos and hopes that her actions on Saturday will mean that in the future, other female tennis players won't have to deal with what she and many see as a double standard in the sport.

"I'm here fighting for women's rights and women's equality", Williams said at a news conference after the match. The penalties she was given were probably over the top, but Serena definitely instigated with the chair umpire. ".But at her very worst, as she was on [Saturday] night, she acts like a bully".


"Some of these incidents, you know, have prompted us to reflect on the clarity of our own communication to the chair umps", USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said. "They are inviolate", Carillo added.

Mark Knight, the Australian cartoonist who came under fire for his depiction of Serena Williams as a racist stereotype, has responded to the outrage.

If it's the WTA/USTA they're mad at, though, then I don't understand the point of limiting the boycott to Williams. "This is not the hill you want to die on".

The International Tennis Federation offered support for Ramos on Monday evening, saying in a statement: "Mr Ramos's decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules and were reaffirmed by the US Open's decision to fine Ms Williams for the three offences".

According to CNN, Williams claimed umpire Carlos Ramos was sexist after she received a number of code violations during the match which included a warning for coaching.

An anonymous official told The Times said that the officials believed they were not getting sufficient support from governing bodies, and that Ramos was "thrown to the wolves for simply doing his job and was not willing to be abused for it".

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