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Jamie Murray: Serena Williams' sexism claims are 'a bit far-fetched'

14 Septembre 2018

Naomi Osaka is set to ink two huge deals less than a week after her controversial U.S. Open victory.

Umpires could refuse to accept the chair when Williams competes, but would call off the apparent protest if Williams apologises for her remarks.

However some Twitter users weren't so quick to forget the reason for the cartoon in the first place. Williams in the moment blamed sexism, sparking a debate about the way female tennis players are judged. "It was a little bit stressful".

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. "I take pride in tackling all the issues in cartooning; everything..." You are the U.S. Open champion.

'A champion tennis player had a mega tantrum on the world stage, and Mark's cartoon depicted that. "I think a lot of it maybe got over-amplified because it was the finals of the US Open".

World number 25 Barbora Strycova said Williams outburst was 'bulls***'.

"There's no equality when it comes to what the men are doing to the chair umpires and what the women are doing, and I think there has to be some consistency across the board", Adams continued.

Ramos is deemed one of the more experienced umpires in the game with nearly 30 years of experience but for overseeing the Grand Slam final he received a fee of just £370 - a standard daily rate.

"Did she have to behave differently only because she was Serena Williams?". "So, I was really happy that she said that".

On Monday, after the ITF defended Ramos's calls, the umpire himself made his first public comment as well, saying, "It's an unhappy situation but à la carte refereeing doesn't exist".

In the second set of Williams' match against Naomi Osaka, Ramos warned Williams for receiving coaching, which is against the rules in Grand Slam matches.

The International Tennis Federation stood by Ramos' stance and praised him for acting with "professionalism and integrity".

Williams later broke her racket and shouted at Ramos, which led to a penalty point and a game penalty. While the top women players typically make less in endorsements than the top men, they draw more fans than men to the final, especially when Williams is in the match.

"I think the umpire did what was within his rights", he told BBC Sport ahead of Britain's Davis Cup tie with Uzbekistan in Glasgow.

Jamie Murray: Serena Williams' sexism claims are 'a bit far-fetched'