Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Czech Tennis Star Calls Serena Willams' U.S. Open Meltdown 'Bulls***'

Czech Tennis Star Calls Serena Willams' U.S. Open Meltdown 'Bulls***'

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".

"In comparison, I never saw (Rafael) Nadal shouting like that with an umpire".

"I find it interesting that she did it only when she was losing".

"Growing up, my dad drove a Nissan, so being able to be a brand ambassador now, it feels like I've come full circle", she said.

"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.

Umpires are allegedly unhappy at how 2018 US Open women's final umpire Carlos Ramos was treated during and after the match. He did what he had to do in that match, because she overstepped the limit.

For what was Serena Williams penalised?

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The new U.S. Open champion, Naomi Osaka, was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday and she talked for the first time about her whirlwind experience over the last week.

One of the most controversial Grand Slam finals of all time divided tennis and triggered a debate about sexism in the sport, fuelled by Williams's assertion that Ramos would not have dealt with a male player in the same way. It was at this point that Ramos called a code violation for verbal abuse.

"Me, as a woman, take a lot of warnings", Strycova said. Navratilova said, "It wasn't the right time to bring it up", and that she would have expected to face similar penalties for acting as Williams did.

While Williams was fined $17,000, she had some very vocal support from the governing body.

"I've always thought that Kei (Nishikori) is a super good role model on the men's side and I wish that there was one on the women's side.

Mr. Ramos' decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules...."

She described Williams' behavior on court as "out of line".

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