The International Tennis Federation stood by the chair umpire who issued three costly and highly controversial violations against Serena Williams in her U.S. Open women’s final loss to Naomi Osaka.

With Williams trailing Osaka 1-0 in the second set of her eventual 6-2, 6-4 loss, umpire Carlos Ramos issued the six-time U.S. Open champion a warning for allegedly receiving signals from her coach. Later in the same set, Ramos cited her for breaking her racquet in frustration, and when she called him a thief for the resulting penalty that cost her a point, he issued a third violation that cost her a game.

via Tennis federation backs chair umpire’s controversial rulings against Serena Williams – AOL News

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Tennis federation backs chair umpire’s controversial rulings against Serena Williams – AOL News

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