More people watched Serena Williams than men's final at U.S. open


The cartoon was intended as a lampoon of the tennis star's angry exchanges with chair umpire Carlos Ramos at the U.S. Women's Singles final in NY on Saturday. But he said the controversy, along with others that occurred during the tournament, "opens an opportunity to bring greater clarity and hold a conversation with officials about how things could have been better handled in terms of our policies". "It's a delicate situation, but umpiring "a la carte" doesn't exist. Do not worry about me".

The International Tennis Federation, however, issued its own statement supporting Ramos, who is a contracted gold badge umpire with the organization.

The former world No 1 then proceeded to smash her racket and was deducted a point before she was later forced to forfeit a game after she continued her row with umpire Carlos Ramos.

The CEO of USTA, the governing body of tennis in the US, was asked if she believes female players are held to different standards than men. "I think there has to be some consistency across the board. It is the inconsistency", said Azarenka in a live video on her Instagram page.

Ramos drew Williams' ire for penalizing her because her coach was giving her instructions from the stands, which is a violation.

It all started when Ramos decided that Williams's coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, had advised her from the sidelines. That put Osaka ahead 5-3, AP reported. Never in my life have I had a coaching violation.

King criticised Serena's lack of sportsmanship, but also said that Ramos was to blame for inflaming the situation.

"Three days before I had drawn a cartoon about Nick Kyrgios being led off by the ears, like you used to do with your children", he added.

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Regardless, Ramos, who has 30 years' experience, will be back at work for the Davis Cup semifinal between Croatia and the U.S. in Zadir in the weekend, the International Tennis Federation confirmed.

Umpire Carlos Ramos handed Serena Williams three code violations during play and she was fined $17,000 (£13,100).

"W$3 e can not measure ourselves by what we think we should also be able to get away with", she said.

"I would say a championship match in terms of high-level talent on the court between those two ladies ... obviously Naomi deserved to win and she played fantastic", Curry told Omnisport.

"Had I behaved like that on a tennis court, I would have expected to get everything that happened to Serena", Navratilova also said, Fox News reported.

In the cartoon, Knight showed the umpire asking tournament victor Naomi Osaka "can't you just let her win?".

And consider how many male tennis players have been applauded for similar behavior.

"I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuff".