Umpires Reportedly Considering Boycott Of Future Serena Williams Matches

Australian cartoonist blasted for 'racist and sexist' depiction of Serena Williams

Australian Paper With Racist Cartoon Of Serena Williams Says It Has ‘Nothing To Do With Race’

Williams later smashed her racquet, resulting in a code violation and a point deduction, which she argued over with Ramos.

Strycova also questioned the Women's Tennis Association's and the United States Tennis Association's decision to leap to Williams' defence. "It had nothing to do with gender or race".

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Osaka was portrayed as petite and feminine with jet blonde straight hair-in real life she has dark curly hair with blonde streaks and is taller than Williams. She was then docked a point for a second violation after smashing her racket, followed by a penalty in which she lost a game because of "verbal abuse" of the chair umpire.

"But in her protests. she also got part of it wrong".

Ramos belatedly received public backing from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and took his place in the chair for Cilic's routine 6-1 6-3 7-6 (7-5) win over Tiafoe.

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Williams accused Ramos of being "sexist" by suggesting the same penalty wouldn't be handed out to a male player, however Strycova wasn't buying it and thought the outburst warranted Ramos' intervention. You are the U.S. Open champion. For me, it blows my mind, but I'm going to continue to fight for women. 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.

Another person identified as an "senior figure" told the Guardian that umpires felt Ramos was "hung out to dry" after the incident and that "no one is standing up for officials" amid reports that the incident is fueling talks of a boycott.

"It was here that Ms. Williams really started to lose the plot".

"I think that's a bit far-fetched", the Briton, who is the older brother of former world number one Andy Murray, told BBC Sport. "Mr. Ramos' decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules...." Williams called Santos a "thief" for the coaching ruling and in response Santos issued a third code violation, handing the game to Osaka.

Williams, clearly unhappy with the ruling, went on to berate Ramos for his judgment, repeatedly demanding that he apologize for branding her a cheater. "If, in fact, the guys are treated with a different measuring stick for the same transgressions, this needs to be thoroughly examined and must be fixed".

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