Serena sexism claims 'far-fetched' - Jamie Murray

Tennis Umpires Are Reportedly Considering Boycott of Serena Williams Matches After US Open Incident

Tennis Umpires Are Reportedly Considering Boycott of Serena Williams Matches After US Open Incident

The umpires are according to The Times considering to boycott future Serena Williams matches.

During the altercation and again after the match, Williams suggested that sexism was part of the reason why she was punished so severely, although Strycova told Czech website Sport.cz that she doesn't agree.

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.

"I think the umpire, he did what was within his rights". Williams was outraged, and demanded an apology, telling Ramos that "I don't cheat to win, I'd rather lose".

Many people, including tennis icon Billie Jean King, expressed support for Williams over the controversy.

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

"WTA defence surpised me". Will rules change in Serena's matches?

It defended Ramos in a statement on Monday: "Carlos Ramos is one of the most experienced and respected umpires in tennis". Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight is being called a racist and sexist for his portrayal of Williams, showing her stomping on the court in the manner of a toddler in the throws of a temper tantrum. "If it's like this, let me know".

She also called Ramos a "thief" for taking a point from her.

Naomi Osaka is set to ink two huge deals less than a week after her controversial U.S. Open victory. She was disqualified from a semifinal match at the 2009 US Open for threatening a lineswoman.

"Me, as a woman, take a lot of warnings", Strycova said. "And that work ethic is the same whether you are a man or a woman".

Ramos has received support from the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova also criticized Williams this week, writing in The New York Times, "We can not measure ourselves by what we think we should also be able to get away with".

She described Williams' behavior on court as "out of line". Williams claimed Ramos' actions in NY were "sexist" but speaking to BBC Sport yesterday, US Open mixed-doubles champion Murray said: "I think that's a bit far-fetched".

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