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Serena sexism claims 'far-fetched' - Jamie Murray

Serena sexism claims 'far-fetched' - Jamie Murray

The multi-millionaire husband of Serena Williams has broken his silence in the wake of his partner's meltdown at the US Open and the cartoon controversy that followed.

Tennis star Naomi Osaka has wasted no time making the most out of her monumental US Open championship win over Serena Williams.

"Did she have to behave differently only because she was Serena Williams?". As one senior figure put it, umpires felt that Ramos was "hung out to dry". "She's passionate. She was speaking out and I think for Ramos, he was a little defensive at that point, and was fed up as opposed to saying, 'Okay, let's get back to business, '" Adams said. Williams, clearly unhappy with the ruling, went on to berate Ramos for his judgment, repeatedly demanding that he apologize for branding her a cheater.

"For me, I don't feel sad because I wouldn't even know what I'm expected to feel", she told a news conference in Yokohama ahead of the Pan Pacific tournament that begins on Monday.

In The Times report, one anonymous official told the outlet about umpires building solidarity with each other against Williams, as they believe the United States Tennis Association sold out Ramos by not defending him against Williams' claims of sexism and insults during the match.




Much of the criticism of Williams has centred on how her actions had spoiled a precious moment for Osaka, who was even moved to apologise for beating the home favourite to a NY crowd angrily booing Ramos.

Osaka had just won her first Grand Slam title after defeating the 23-time major victor Serena Williams at the U.S. Open on Saturday. 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 am good, under the circumstances", he told the paper.

Now, Adams and Ramos have come face to face in Zadar ahead of the U.S. team's Davis Cup tie against Croatia where the veteran official will oversee some of the matches.

"It's an unhappy situation but à la carte refereeing doesn't exist", added the 47-year-old seasoned umpire.

Ramos has since spoken out about the backlash via Portugal's Tribuna Expresso. You are the best player at the end of this event and because of the turn of events with the crowd and the booing and everything, it wasn't the way - that was the outcome I was referring to.