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Quick Rundown of What Happened Between Serena and the Umpire

Quick Rundown of What Happened Between Serena and the Umpire

When a man does the same, he's "outspoken" & and there are no repercussions.

It's not just the call, it's not just the double standards, it is how those things are framed in media to make women, especially black women, look like brutes for being angry when everyone gets angry. More voices are needed to do the same'.

"But Carlos Ramos is not, I don't believe, sexist".

"Ramos claimed he was just following the rules, but in actuality men stretch the rules all the time and are lionized for being "bad boys" while women are benched".

J.K. Rowling was among numerous people slamming the Herald Sun's editorial cartoonist after he released a picture of Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka over the weekend. She also told Ramos that he knows her, and as a mother and a woman she's trying to set an example and would never cheat.

There's a lot about the final game at Saturday's US Open that's disappointing, including Naomi Osaka having her moment overshadowed by poor calls from the ref.

"Always something happens to me here", she huffed at tournament referee Brian Earley, summoned to the court after she failed to get satisfaction from Ramos. I said, "They're impossible". This would be a turning point in the match, I sensed, and not a good one for Williams.

However, the ITF have come out in backing of Ramos as sexism claims also come to light.

"I have my personal opinion that maybe the chair umpire should not have pushed Serena to the limit, especially in a Grand Slam final", he said.

"There's no equality when it comes to what the men are doing to the chair umpires and what the women are doing, and I think there has to be some consistency across the board".

In the women's final, Ramos charged Williams with three violations, including a game violation, as Osaka - the 20-year-old rising star who is of Japanese and Haitian descent - went on to defeat Williams in straight sets. "I just feel sorry for Naomi Osaka". We have to stop this hypocrisy.

Belarusian two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka said it "bothers" her that there is "too much of a grey area" in these rules. Coaching on every point should be allowed in tennis. "This should not happen".

Serena then approached the umpire and after a violation for verbal abuse, was fined a game. The first being a coaching violation, the second being racket abuse and the third for calling Ramos a "thief".

"I will admit I have said worse and not gotten penalized", James Blake, the former top-ranked U.S. male tennis player, said on Twitter. "He saw violations and he had the courage of his convictions to call them when he saw them".


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