Umpires threaten to boycott Serena Williams after US Open outburst

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"The WTA believes that there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men versus women".

Williams received her second penalty for smashing her racket in anger after she committed an error during play.

Osaka became the first-ever Japanese-born Grand Slam champion on Sunday after her stunning defeat over the former World No.1.

In response to swelling criticisms of Ramos' officiating, some umpires, though technically not allowed to talk with the press, are speaking out on behalf of the fraternity of tennis referees.

The International Tennis Federation did wholeheartedly back Ramos, saying in its statement that "Carlos Ramos is one of the most experienced and respected umpires in tennis". They're thinking, "What if?'"

The source says Ramos was "thrown to the wolves". This was after Ramos issued a code violation to Williams whom she believed was receiving coaching instructions from Patrick Mouratoglou who was in the stands. The U.S. Open fined Williams for her three code violations.

"Serena Williams decides she's gonna blame sexism for the way she was treated and then the media applauds her?"

The ITF though came up with a delayed statement backing Ramos, saying the Portuguese official's decision at the US Open final "was in accordance with the relevant rules".

Now, Golden State Warriors star Curry, who is friends with Williams and has shot commercials with her, saw no problem with the way the 23-time Grand Slam victor handled the situation. Richard Ings, a retired elite Gold Badge umpire described as having close ties with active umpires told ESPN that officials feel like the WTA doesn't have their back.

Williams' accusation of sexism has been backed by The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and the United States Tennis Association (USTA), and this has seemingly upset a core group of umpires, according to The Times.

The Times of London reported that some umpires are considering boycotting Williams' matches.

For the first time since the match, Ramos has spoken up, telling Tribuna Expresso in his native Portugal that "I'm fine, given the circumstances".

"I felt like at the very beginning he blew it", King said.

"But umpiring 'a la carte" is something that does not exist.

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