Carlos Ramos to umpire US-Croatia in Davis Cup

Ruben Ruiz
September 12, 2018

"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". Walk. Boycotting Serena exclusively makes it that much easier for her to argue that the umps have it in for her.

"It's tough, but with experience you understand how you can control your emotions and how you can stay focused on what the task at hand is and that's just winning basketball games and not letting anything get in the way of that", he told Omnisport. "That's what sport is all about".

It's a conversation that has been raging ever since the incident, which occurred in the second set of Naomi Osaka's victory over Williams. But Naomi deserved to win.

King's remarks to CNN were something of a retraction on her earlier comments when she said in a Washington Post editorial that Williams had faced down sexism with her protests.

Williams received warnings for receiving coaching and breaking a racket, before she was docked a game for calling Ramos a "thief".

However, the match will be more remembered for Williams' outrageous behaviour in which she was given a code violation after her coach Patrick Mourataoglu appeared to be instructing her from the stands. "I'll accept your apology in writing".

She also criticised the depiction of Osaka as a "faceless prop" in the background of the image. Let's not boo anymore.

This previous weekend, the finals for the U.S. Open erupted in controversy and calls of racism.

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USTA President Katrina Adams said: "We watch the guys do this all the time, they're badgering the umpire on the changeovers, nothing happens".

Speaking to Tribuna Expresso Ramos said: "I'm fine, given the circumstances".

He said: "It's a delicate situation. Do not worry about me!" His remarks were reported by USA Today.

Martina Navratilova, who has won 18 Grand Slam singles matches, criticized Williams' behavior in an op-ed for The New York Times.

"The umpiring fraternity is thoroughly disturbed at being abandoned by the WTA", retired umpire Richard Ings told ESPN. "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 favour".

Meanwhile, tennis umpires are also considering forming a union as they feel no one is standing up for them.

The International Tennis Federation (ITF), which on Monday issued a statement describing Ramos as one of the most respected umpires in tennis, has appointed him to officiate the semi-final of the Davis Cup, the international men's team event, between Croatia and the United States.

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