The US Open's women's finals on Saturday took a political turn when second place finisher Serena Williams went apoplectic over controversial calls against her by umpire Carlos Ramos, whom she absurdly smeared as a sexist.
The potential stance comes after the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and United States Tennis Association (USTA) supported the athlete following her claims of sexism against chair umpire Carlos Ramos in the final.
"Do you know how many other men do things that are much worse than that?"
"I would say a championship match in terms of high-level talent on the court between those two ladies. obviously Naomi deserved to win and she played awesome", Curry told Omnisport. "There's no one more experienced, no one more knowledgeable, no one more capable as an umpire than Carlos Ramos". "They're thinking, 'What if?'"
The governing body's support for Ramos came after the WTA, which operates the women's tour, was critical of the way things went between him and Williams in NY.
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"Thank you, Serena Williams, for calling out this double standard".
Tennis great Billie Jean King backed the American but Margaret Court, whose major wins record Williams was trying to equal on Saturday, expressed little sympathy for her. Players get upset on court, players get code violations on court.
"When a woman is emotional, she's "hysterical" and she's penalised for it".
"The umpiring fraternity is thoroughly disturbed at being abandoned by the WTA", Ings said on Tuesday, via ESPN. To combat this, some umpires are weighing the idea of saying no every time they are asked to officiate a Williams match, unless she apologizes to Ramos. "It's a delicate situation, but a la carte arbitration does not exist. They feel that no one has their back when they have to make unpopular calls". "Do not worry about me".
Alternatively, USTA head Katrina Adams said male players badger "the umpire on the changeovers and nothing happens".
Ramos, however, has spoken out about the incident for the first time in an interview with Tribuna Expresso in his native country, as the Spaniard cited he was content with the decisions he made as he does not pick and choose when to apply the rule book.