Serena acted with class in US Open final - Curry

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In an interview with ESPN on Sunday, USTA President Katrina Adams called the US Open event "unfortunate" and argued that things would have been different if Williams were a male player.

Williams directed remarkable rants towards Ramos, who handed down a series of code violations on Arthur Ashe Stadium - the former world number one claiming women are treated differently to men following her 6-2 6-4 defeat.

On Monday, the ITF, for whom Ramos is a contracted gold badge umpire, belatedly issued a statement to support his handling of the final.

There are now discussions about boycotting Williams' matches between a group of umpires that lack a body to represent their interests. He also refrained from going out the day after the final to avoid problems, according to the report. The four Grand Slams are the pillars of the sport and they compete for influence along with rule-making body the International Tennis Federation, the WTA, which runs the women's tour, and the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), which runs the men's.

Regardless, Ramos, who has 30 years' experience, will be back at work for the Davis Cup semifinal between Croatia and the United States in Zadir in the weekend, the International Tennis Federation confirmed.

We want to watch her keep playing the slams.' Del Potro also analyzed how his 2018 US Open campaign went: 'I think I did a good tournament, but this is a tough lose for me.

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The American's behavior has divided opinion, with Billie Jean King among the high-profile figures to come out in support of Williams in the face of fierce criticism from some quarters. "At the same time, it is important to remember that Mr Ramos undertook his duties as an official according to the relevant rule book and acted at all times with professionalism and integrity".

The ITF's support for Ramos comes after the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) expressed disappointment over the handling of the match and the USTA's plans to review of its communication policies after a string of umpiring controversies. Williams' behaviour in the final has divided the fraternity.

"The source tells The Times that some umpires believe that Ramos was "thrown to the wolves for simply doing his job and was not willing to be abused for it" and that they are considering "to refuse any match assignments involving Williams until she apologizes for vilifying Ramos and calling him a "liar" and a 'thief'".

In the cartoon, Knight showed the umpire asking tournament victor Naomi Osaka "can't you just let her win?".

"Make your point, shout, and scream, whatever and get the code violation but then know when to stop and get on with it".

Williams was given a code violation warning during the final on September 8 when the umpire ruled that she was getting hand signals from her coach in the stands. Williams took offense to the referee's accusation that she would cheat.

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