US Open Umpire Makes First Public Statement

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"We need to have continuity between the men's game, the women's game and the grand slams".

I take exception to the comments made by your reader Paul Chiu, regarding the US Open women's tennis final on September 8 ("Umpire who upset Serena Williams committed a double fault", September 12).

The 20-year-old became clearly emotional after winning, and pulled her visor over her face as Williams put a comforting arm around her.

That will come out of Williams' runner-up check of $1.85 million.

She's a newly-minted Grand Slam champion, Top 10 player and global star - and now, Naomi Osaka can add another title to the list: Player of the Month.

Let's start with the racket. At the 2016 Olympics, he issued Andy Murray with a code violation when he thought the reigning champion had called him "stupid". However, as soon as a player questions an umpire's integrity they are gone.

The data was compiled for tens of thousands of Grand Slams matches which consisted of qualifying, main-draw singles and doubles over the 20-year period.

"The one thing we know about Davis Cup is that rankings rarely matter", Courier said.

Mouratoglou also offered a few valid points.

In the eight categories - Racket abuse, Audible obscenity, unsportsmanlike conduct, coaching and coaches, ball abuse, verbal abuse, and visual obscenity - men were penalised more often in all but one. And it is extremely rare to see it called, particularly in a major final.

While Ramos is known as a stickler for the rules, the US team won't have to worry about coaching violations since captains sit courtside during Davis Cup matches and are permitted to give advice throughout the match.

Which brings us to the umpiring.

But for now Osaka is itching to do normal stuff - like catch up with big sister Mari, who is also a professional tennis player, go shopping and eat her favourite matcha ice cream. She received a warning, was docked a point, then a game as her behaviour continued.

"There is the rule and there's a psychology the chair umpire is supposed to have".

From what I understand, this is fairly common practice, but still illegal, so the Umpire was well within his rights to call it.

It comes after a source told The Times some umpires are considering refusing to officiate matches involving Williams in the wake of her attack on Ramos.

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