Serena Williams: Carlos Ramos will not umpire Williams sisters at US Open


By Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent in Fresh York

Serena Williams refused to shake palms with umpire Carlos Ramos after remaining 365 days’s US Begin last defeat
US Begin 2019
Venue:Flushing Meadows, Fresh YorkDates: 26 Aug – 8 Sep
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Carlos Ramos will no longer umpire any matches though-provoking Serena or Venus Williams at this 365 days’s US Begin, tournament officers contain confirmed

The Portuguese umpire docked Serena Williams a game for verbal abuse inremaining 365 days’s lastin opposition to Naomi Osaka.

Williams, 37, known as Ramos a “liar” and a “thief” having already received a level penalty for smashing her racquet.

She became as soon as additionally handed a code violation for teaching for the duration of the last in Fresh York, which she lost in straight items.

US Begin referee Soeren Friemel says the decision is a appropriate one for the tournament, the gamers and the umpires.

“We have got chosen the excellent officers for the 2019 US Begin, and there is some flexibility,” he told reporters on the Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Centre at Flushing Meadows

“Or no longer it is no longer the first time that we made choices that is appropriate for the tournament, is appropriate for the gamers, and is appropriate for the umpires as effectively to no longer be on those matches.

“Within the prime, our aim is to connect the excellent chair umpire for the accurate match so in taking all those elements into consideration, the decision became as soon as made that he would no longer construct any of the Williams sisters’ matches.”

In heated exchanges in remaining 365 days’s last, Williams told Ramos “you can additionally no longer ever, ever, ever be on yet every other court of mine as long as you live.”

However the US Begin says the decision has been taken “collectively,” and no longer in response to a ask from the Williams sisters.

It is never weird and wonderful for umpires to be saved away from gamers after a contentious match.

The Brazilian Carlos Bernardes did no longer umpire Rafael Nadal for a necessary duration after a disagreement about time violations at a tournament in Rio in 2015.

Ramos umpired this 365 days’s Australian Begin semi-last between Petra Kvitova and Danielle Collins, however has no longer yet been given the chance so as to add to his tally of 10 Immense Slam singles finals.

“Carlos has worked all of the opposite Immense Slams,” Friemel added.

“He has done Davis Cup, Fed Cup, and he goes to work the Davis Cup last so he’s thought of as restful for all high-profile matches.”

The US Begin is the last Immense Slam of the 365 days, and begins in Fresh York on Monday.

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