'We Never Had Signals': Serena Williams Disputes Coaching Claims From US Open

Doug Mendoza
September 16, 2018

Ms. Williams is an abuser of umpires and has never suffered the appropriate consequences for her actions because of her star status.

"We need to have continuity between the men's game, the women's game and the grand slams".

Both players were playing historic matches; a Serena win would've matched her with Australian, Margaret Court, holding the highest number of Grand Slams by any player, dead or alive whilst Osaka was bidding to become the very first Japanese player to win a slam. "Everything was really good", Cilic said.

The 36-year-old then began ranting at umpire Carols Ramos and stormed over to his chair shouting: "I don't cheat to win! Professional tennis players, sometimes, I think we lose sight of that".

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"It takes me right back to what I had to deal with when I was chasing Babe Ruth's home run record, because I think the whole thing with Serena is so rude and so cruel", he told Terence Moore. The WTA defense surprised me. Many players even consider the anti-coaching rule obsolete and say it should be abolished.

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"She said, like, she was proud of me and that I should know that the crowd weren't booing at me", Osaka told The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Williams was defeated in a 6-2, 6-4 loss against Naomi Osaka at the U.S. Open Women's Final.

Billie Jean King wrote that Ramos was guilty of "an abuse of power" saying that he treated Williams differently than male players. That enraged Williams, and her reactions started the process by which Williams ended up losing a point and a game for racket abuse and verbal abuse, respectively. This is not fair. He has vast experience and has umpired a final at all four grand slams, as well as the 2012 Olympic men's final, in which Andy Murray beat Roger Federer.

In a statement released by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), Ramos was called "one of the most experienced and respected umpires in tennis". But we can not measure ourselves by what we think we should also be able to get away with.

When one remembers, among other things, Serena's outbursts in 2009 against Kim Clijsters, and in 2011 in the final against Samantha Stosur when she was losing, however, it appeared that her behaviour stems from a belief that she has a right to win, and that she can not - or should not - lose.

Ramos is back in the umpire's chair this weekend when Croatia host the United States in a Davis Cup tie in Zadar and U.S. captain Jim Courier said of the Williams incident: "It's been polarized and in some ways politicized".

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