Steph Curry: Serena Showed "Grace and Class" During US Open Meltdown

Serena Williams talks with chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the women's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Naomi Osaka of Japan Saturday Sept. 8 2018 in New York

Steph Curry: Serena Showed "Grace and Class" During US Open Meltdown

She was then docked a point for a second violation after smashing her racket, followed by a penalty in which she lost a game because of "verbal abuse" of the chair umpire.

In The Times report, one anonymous official told the outlet about umpires building solidarity with each other against Williams, as they believe the United States Tennis Association sold out Ramos by not defending him against Williams' claims of sexism and insults during the match.

Umpire Carlos Ramos issued a warning to Williams about receiving coaching from the stands, something that happens often but is prohibited in Grand Slam events like the Open.

The sport's top umpires have felt that Ramos "was hung out to dry" and are miffed with the fact that ITF took 48 hours to issue a statement, according to The Guardian.

One source, who has been privy to some of the discussions, said: "Umpires don't have any independent means of representation and are employed by the governing bodies".

Ramos followed the rule book to a tee. That match descended into chaos - with thousands of spectators booing and both players crying during the trophy ceremony - after Williams confronted Ramos about his rulings.

On Monday, The International Tennis Federation defended Ramos in a statement.

The tournament referee's office fined Williams $17,000 for infractions during her U.S. Open final match.

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"You're told to just turn around and try to focus, so I tried to do that, but in my mind I was sort, I really wanted to know what was going on".

"The umpiring fraternity is thoroughly disturbed at being abandoned" by officials with the Women's Tennis Association who questioned Ramos' rulings in such a high-profile contest, Ings said.

Umpires are not allowed to speak out publicly under the terms of their contracts, and are employed by the Grand Slams and men's and women's tours, which means many are reluctant to say anything for fear of losing their jobs.

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".

"Several things went very wrong during the U.S. Open women's finals today", posted retired tennis star Billie Jean King. "She's passionate. She was speaking out and I think for Ramos, he was a little defensive at that point, and was fed up as opposed to saying, 'Okay, let's get back to business, '" Adams said.

The last certainly has not been heard over US Open ladies final outburst as Umpires are considering boycotting Serena Williams' future games.

"I'm fine, given the circumstances", he told the publication.

However, the world's third-ranked men's player does not necessarily agree with the assessments of Williams and WTA chief executive Steve Simon that umpires treat women players differently from men.

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