Murray rejects Williams' sexism claims against Carlos Ramos

Postado Setembro 14, 2018

It is well known that Williams is one of Osaka's idols but she's now opened up on how she narrowly avoided bumping into another of her heroes at the US Open.

As Williams fell apart, Osaka showed maturity by staying cool to close out her maiden Grand Slam title.

"With Osaka's win, we can expect a boom in attention to the sport in Japan, similar to what Nishikori brought when he played in the US Open final four years ago", said Toshihiro Nagahama, chief economist at Dai-Ichi Life Research Institute.

'Ramos is tough, one of the best umpires in the world, he did what he had to do in that match, because she overstepped the limit. "You owe me an apology!" she shouted repeatedly. "I have since texted her coach to make sure she understands that she is celebrated and how proud I am of her".

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.

'Carlos Ramos is one of the most experienced and respected umpires in tennis, ' the statement read.

As Osaka received her trophy after beating Serena Williams in straight sets in the women's singles final, the crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium actually started booing.

The Japanese player's breakthrough triumph in NY was overshadowed by an explosive row between her opponent Williams and umpire Carlos Ramos which resulted in the 23-times Grand Slam champion being docked a game and fined $17,000.

Williams went on to allege that male players were treated more favourably than female players.

However, the world's third-ranked men's player does not necessarily agree with the assessments of Williams and WTA chief executive Steve Simon that umpires treat women players differently from men.

Williams was fined $17,000 for the rules violations, and the International Tennis Federation backed Ramos, saying his "decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules". "It's a delicate situation, but a la carte arbitration does not exist". In Ramos' defense, Adams said he was "following the code" but noted he could have issued a soft warning for coaching instead of a penalty off the bat.

Ramos spoke out for the first time about the fracas, telling the Portuguese newspaper Tribuna Expresso that he was fine.