John McEnroe defends Serena Williams: 'I have said far worse'

Ramos during the US Open final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka

Ramos during the US Open final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka

Despite US players and captain Jim Courier declaring they have no issues with Ramos umpiring their matches, Adams can't be thrilled about facing Ramos so soon after siding with Williams in the wake of the US Open women's final.

A group of umpires are reportedly considering boycott action against Serena Williams, according to an anonymous source in The Times.

While tennis legend Billy Jean King backed Williams" accusation insisting there was a "double standard', many have condemned the 23-time Grand Slam victor for losing her temper. She later smashed her racket on the court, resulting in a point penalty and more choice words for Ramos. She joins a roster of Nissan's other global ambassadors, including soccer players Gareth Bale of Real Madrid and Manchester City's record goal-scorer Sergio Aguero, who both featured prominently during Nissan's most recent UEFA Champions League sponsorship campaign.

Watching the women's final between Williams and Naomi Osaka from his Atlanta home, Aaron saw Williams react angrily when chair umpire Carlos Ramos warned her about receiving coaching, something that happens commonly in tennis but is rarely sanctioned.

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The controversial series of events started when umpire Carlos Ramos gave Williams a code violation warning after he spotted her coach, who was in the stands, giving her hand signals. "So, I was really happy that she said that", Osaka told Ellen DeGeneres."At the time I did think they were booing at me". She was disqualified from a semifinal match at the 2009 US Open for threatening a lineswoman. "I just think, I am me".

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

The umpires feel that Ramos was "thrown to the wolves for simply doing his job and was not willing to be abused for it". "I am good, under the circumstances", he told the paper. "It's an unhappy situation but "à la carte" refereeing doesn't exist".

Retired umpire Richard Ings has opened up to ESPN about why his former colleagues are now "fearful" after the controversy erupted. "Don't worry about me". "They feel that no one has their back when they have to make unpopular calls". Mr Ramos's decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules and were reaffirmed by the US Open's decision to fine Ms Williams for the three offences.

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