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After the US Open Finals controversy surrounding Serene Williams, umpires reportedly want to boycott her matches. Serena called out the umpire of her match against Naomi Osaka, referring to him as a ‘thief’ and a liar after he hit her with three code violations including verbal abuse and one for sideline coaching.

The Guardian reports, similarly, that tennis’ top umpires are considering forming a union in the wake of the Williams backlash, as they were disappointed that the Women’s Tennis Association and the United States Tennis Association were quick to side with Williams, and that it took the International Tennis Federation nearly two days to vocalize its support for Ramos. As one senior figure put it, umpires felt that Ramos was “hung out to dry.” (The Cut)

source – thecut