"There's no one more experienced, no one more knowledgeable, no one more capable as an umpire than Carlos Ramos".
But lately - as shown by a recent spate of worldwide sporting squabbles, from Nike's Colin Kaepernick ad to the SerenaWilliams saga - this ideal of apolitical sport has slowly revealed itself to be a luxury of a select few, a privilege only afforded to those who have benefited from the rules set by society - and sport's - increasingly outdated institutions. Williams was left baffled, furious, and in tears, by a decision she says was grounded in sexism.
It is bad enough that a star of Williams stature exploded in such a politically charged rant at the judge, but what hurt the judges even more is that both the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and United States Tennis Association (USTA) came to Williams' support on her charges against the judge.
Ramos, who stood by his officiating on Tuesday, initially cited Williams for getting coaching signals, then docked her a point for smashing her racket and then docked her a game for haranguing him, including calling him a "thief". "You owe me an apology!" she shouted repeatedly.
When the violation was announced Williams approached Ramos to insist she never takes coaching and would rather lose than "cheat to win".
Williams on the other hand said she will continue to fight against sexism and the double-standards that favors male, mostly white players.
The WTA and USTA appeared to support Williams after her outbursts in a 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka.
"At the end of the day, Serena could have handled it a little bit differently", Adams said.
She also called Ramos a "thief" for taking a point from her. Amid the crowd booing, Williams tried to reassure the new champion that the boos were not aimed at her. "It made me feel like it was a sexist remark", she told reporters on Saturday. When I was talking about the outcome, I was really talking about the behavior of the audience, of the fans.
"They are always with their dogs behind, their team", she said.
Ramos penalized her a game for verbal abuse, something virtually unheard of in such an important match.
"For umpires being women or men doesn't matter. I have since texted her coach to make sure she understands that she is celebrated and how proud I am of her".
"It's unusual because that's an individual sport, but I got used to it".
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