Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Davis Cup: Carlos Ramos umpires first match since Serena Williams row

Davis Cup: Carlos Ramos umpires first match since Serena Williams row

'Men and women are different.

Osaka, who is of Haitian and Japanese descent, became the first-ever Japanese-born Grand Slam champion with the win.

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.

Osaka was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1997 to a Haitian-American father and a Japanese mother, before the family moved to the US when she was three.

But much of the ensuing outrage chose to ignore Williams' claims of unfair treatment.

During an appearance on Ellen, Osaka also explained how she remained composed while Williams flipped out on umpire Carlos Ramos, and how she feels as the reigning champ. You're a thief too. Tournament officials who came on court determined that he had acted within the rules.

Williams accused Ramos of sexism after the match and pointed out that male players have been more aggressive verbally with umpires than she was, but had been not been penalized the same way.

The Women's Tennis Association, Billie Jean King and others supported Williams, saying male players would not have been punished in the same situation. Many players even consider the anti-coaching rule obsolete and say it should be abolished.

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At Flushing Meadows on Saturday, the 20-year-old was reduced to tears during the presentation ceremony but on her arrival back in Japan on Thursday, she said she had not been saddened by the incident.

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing organization for international tennis.

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Ramos was unable to defend himself over the weekend as the rules prevent umpires from commenting on the matches they oversee.

Make no mistake, Serena Williams is a force to be reckoned with. Shes been called the N-word. In fact, this is the sort of behavior that no one should be engaging in on the court ...

"I've seen other men call other umpires several things", she said at a news conference. She didnt threaten, and she didnt curse.

While Williams was fined $17,000, she had some very vocal support from the governing body.

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