'Disturbed' umpires revolting after Serena Williams feud

'Disturbed' umpires revolting after Serena Williams feud

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) backed Ramos after Williams - who received a $17,000 fine for her three code violations - received the support of the WTA and the United States Tennis Association (USTA).

Thomson's words note how Williams's athletic forebears - such great black champions of the early 20th century as boxers Jack Johnson and Joe Louis - were often depicted in cartoons of the era via Sambo caricatures.

It's just the latest example of Williams confronting sexism in and around her sport but it may be the most profound and publicly visible moment yet.

Mark Knight, the editorial cartoonist for the Herald Sun in Melbourne, is being criticized for his latest cartoon, which attempted to sum up Serena Williams' controversy at the U.S. Open final in Queens.

"But the biggest goal in the winners is usually to stay locked in on why they're out there on the court in the first place and not let anybody try to get in the way". "That's what sport is all about". Williams was docked a game Saturday and went on to lose the championship to Japan's Naomi Osaka. ". Obviously Naomi deserved to win and she played wonderful", Curry said.

"I have had lots of messages saying this is a joke", said one source.

Understandably, that made her even more frustrated and led to an argument with the umpire, where Williams called him a thief for taking a point. You are the best player at the end of this event and because of the turn of events with the crowd and the booing and everything, it wasn't the way - that was the outcome I was referring to.

"But in her protests... she also got part of it wrong".

"I am good, under the circumstances", Ramos was quoted as saying in Portugal's Tribuna Expresso.

He said, "It's a delicate situation, but umpiring "a la carte" doesn't exist".

"Don't worry about me, I'll be fine". His remarks were reported by USA Today.

The Times of London reported that some umpires are considering boycotting Williams' matches.

"The umpiring fraternity is thoroughly disturbed at being abandoned by the WTA", Richard Ings, a retired, elite Gold Badge umpire told ESPN.com on Tuesday. "They had everything to do with observing clear breaches of the grand slam code of conduct and then having the courage to call them without fear or favor". "They feel that no one has their back when they have to make unpopular calls".

But former British number one Annabel Croft didn't think Carlos Ramos was sexist, rather that he's a strict official "who takes nothing from any opponent whether they're male or female".