Murray rejects Williams' sexism claims against Carlos Ramos

Lynette Rowe
September 16, 2018

Her point that a male player would've received both was inarguable.

Soon after, Williams lost her cool in a way worthy of famous tennis hothead John McEnroe. (Makes you wonder; why do you need a coach if you can't get coached on the court?).

Many argue that Serena's frustrations were validated in that Ramos' penalties would not have been given to male players in similar circumstances.

One of the most spoken about athletes in the world at the moment, Osaka recently lifted her first Grand Slam at the US Open when she defeated Serena Williams in straight sets.

It comes after a source told The Times some umpires are considering refusing to officiate matches involving Williams in the wake of her attack on Ramos.

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Women's Tennis Association (WTA), however, supported Williams' accusations that Ramos' actions were based in sexism. This is not an explanation anyone would ever tolerate for poor or unethical behavior by a colleague or a child.

"I think mixed raced people's success, such as Osaka's, can help to bring down the wall most Japanese have between people with different backgrounds", Oliver said.

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The match, however, ended disappointingly because of Serena's behaviour, because of her verbal abuse of the umpire, because of her coach signalling to her during play, and because of her smashing and breaking her racquet. This is not the way to lead a serious discussion about the larger issues at play. "It was never a financially motivated decision nor were we ever swayed either way by any national federation".

"But the way she handled it post-match with how eloquently she put her sentiments around gender equality in her sport and created the conversation we can all assess for ourselves".

Osaka revealed her music ritual is to only listen to one artist until she loses, then she switches up the music.

Williams is definitely not the only one in this situation demonstrating a failure of leadership. She recently made a very candid appearance at the Ellen degeneres show where she spoke about her celebrity crush and load of other things.

AUSTRALIAN tennis legend Todd Woodbridge has called for players to unite around Serena Williams and demand a change to the rules, particularly around coaching.

"It was great. There were even a few calls where he came to check". This tactic holds referees accountable for their performance and ensures that everyone can learn from mistakes. (Mouratoglou admitted he'd been signaling her from the stands but claimed that everyone does it.) In some tournaments, that's not entirely against the rules, but it is at the US Open, and Ramos properly issued a warning for it.

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