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Serena Williams controversy: Governing committee backs US Open umpire

Governing committee of the US Open 2018 backed the Umpire Ramos involved in Serena William’s controversy by saying that the decision taken against Serena were in accordance to the relevant rules.

As per the governing body, “Ramos undertook his duties as an official according to the relevant rule book and acted at all times with professionalism and integrity”.

The 24 times grand slam winner Serena Williams was fined with $10,000 for verbally abusing the umpire, $4000 for being warned of the coaching and $3000 for breaking her racket in the court.

While playing against Japan’s Naomi Osaka on Saturday, Serena Williams losses the US Open title with the loss of 6-2, 6-4 and a result of the aggression, he split it out on the ground by first breaking his racket and then abusing to the chair umpire.

However, Serena William in her protest said that she was being punished for saying something where man have said more worse without experiencing any penalty.

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Serenawilliams- Sportsnews-truecolumn

The 18 time grand slam champion Martina Navratilova criticised Serena’s behaviour towards the umpire but confessed of the fact of double standard for women in the sport.

Talking about serena, she said, ‘This is the sort of behaviour that no one should be engaging in on the court. Serena Williams has part of it right. There is a huge double standard for women when it comes to how bad behaviour is punished- and not just in tennis”.

 

 

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