Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Rafael Nadal dragged in to Serena Williams ‘bulls***’ by fellow ace

Rafael Nadal dragged in to Serena Williams ‘bulls***’ by fellow ace

Adams also clarified her comments during the trophy ceremony in which she appeared to imply Williams' loss wasn't the outcome they wanted. "I'm not going to say, 'Oh, I can't draw that because that's a no-go area.' What does that say about the way the world's going?"

"I've said far worse", McEnroe, a seven-times Grand Slam singles victor, said on ESPN.

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.

In becoming her country's first ever Grand Slam singles champion, Osaka, the daughter of a Haitian father and Japanese mother, is also helping break new ground in Japan as her biracial identity challenges the country's self-image as a racially homogenous society.

Roger Federer was fined just $1,500 for a berating an umpire with an expletive during the 2009 U.S. Open, and Adams pointed out that the amount of fines is at the discretion of the administrator of the four Grand Slam events, not the USTA.

The verbal abuse violation came after Williams took shots at him, calling him a "liar" and a "thief".

The first violation was for coaching, which Williams argued against.

After Ramos had to be escorted off court, Williams used her post-match press conference to suggest that men avoid such punishment for similar on-court behaviour. Williams was already down, and ultimately lost the final.

"I've seen a lot of people get called for coaching before, and you might have a grumble and stuff, but you get on with it".

Osaka played an incredible match and was a gracious victor, despite a chorus of boos and jeers that erupted in the stadium when she clinched the win, mostly in response to umpire Carlos Ramos' calls.

Even the International Tennis Federation (ITF), which stood by the judges, waited 48 hours before announcing a position. "We have to treat each other fairly and the same".

Speaking to Tribuna Expresso earlier this week in his native country, Ramos indicated he was at peace with his decisions because he didn't pick and choose when to apply the rule book. And the judge at the heart of the controversy, chair umpire Carlos Ramos, has said only that he is "fine" and is in a "delicate position". "Do not worry about me!"

The newspaper said Ramos received hundreds of messages of support from family, colleagues, players and former players.

Ramos is going back to work soon, officiating the Davis Cup semi-final matches between the United States and Croatia in Crotatia beginning Friday.

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