Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

US Open Umpire Makes First Public Statement

US Open Umpire Makes First Public Statement

Despite US players and captain Jim Courier declaring they have no issues with Ramos umpiring their matches, Adams can't be thrilled about facing Ramos so soon after siding with Williams in the wake of the US Open women's final.

At the US Open, Umpire Carlos Ramos warned Williams for receiving coaching from the sidelines before docking her a point for smashing her racket.

Much of the criticism of Williams has centred on how her actions had spoiled a precious moment for Osaka, who was even moved to apologise for beating the home favourite to a NY crowd angrily booing Ramos.

"I think for this year my immediate goal would be to get to Singapore", said Osaka after putting herself firmly in contention to reach the season-ending WTA Finals.

"I don't understand from where he's coming with that statement", said Djokovic, suggesting this was the first he has heard of umpires failing to treat men and women equally. "It made me feel like it was a sexist remark", she told reporters on Saturday. There's a lot of men out here that have said a lot of things, and because they are men, that doesn't happen to them.

"I drew this cartoon Sunday night after seeing the US Open final, and seeing the world's best tennis player have a tantrum and thought that was interesting", he said. The violations also include fines totaling $17,000.

Knight's cartoon in response to Williams on-court and off-court antics quickly came under fire from Chicago sports radio host Julie DiCaro.

Knight posted the cartoon on his Twitter account Monday, but has since disabled it after attracting tens of thousands of comments, a lot of them critical.

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The cover included caricatures of other Australian and foreign political leaders drawn by Knight.

However, he would go on to recant his observation.

But it seems as she had been preparing for the moment for a long time.

'I am truly perplexed to learn this editor of the Australian newspaper behind the blatantly racist and misogynistic cartoon of my wife is a "Male Champion of Change",' he wrote.

Knight's twitter account has subsequently been deleted or at the very least deactivated.

The Herald Sun has since backed Knight following the worldwide criticism.

The Herald Sun, owned by a News Corp subsidiary, published a defense of its cartoonist on the home page of its website, quoting Knight as saying: "The cartoon about Serena is about her poor behaviour on the day, not about race".

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