Carlos Ramos says he's 'fine' after U.S. Open

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The experienced Portuguese official found himself at the centre of a storm after his officiating of the match between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, which saw Williams accuse him of sexism after she was docked a game for receiving three code violations.

Osaka played an incredible match and was a gracious victor, despite a chorus of boos and jeers that erupted in the stadium when she clinched the win, mostly in response to umpire Carlos Ramos' calls. "We do not believe that this was done". She added that Ramos could have prevented the incident with clear communication.

Williams was fined $17,000, which is deducted from her prize money of $1.85 million as the tournament's runner-up. Later, she smashed her racket and was penalized a point. When a man does the same, he's "outspoken" and there are no repercussions. 'She's right about the guys being held to a different standard, there's no question.' The Australian 24-time Grand Slam victor Margaret Court said: 'We always had to go by the rules.

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"There is a lot of unhappiness in the umpiring community because no one is standing up for officials", the person told the Guardian. He later admitted the offence, which is not allowed in the sport but is rarely punished. "I just never knew when".

She described Williams' behavior on court as "out of line".

Osaka and Williams were together after the match as Osaka was awarded the trophy for winning.

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During a changeover, Williams resumed her argument with the umpire, this time saying he was attacking her character and was a "thief". Eventually, Williams called Ramos "a thief", drawing the third violation for "verbal abuse" - and costing her a game, putting Osaka ahead 5-3.

Williams on the other hand said she will continue to fight against sexism and the double-standards that favors male, mostly white players. Umpires are discussing whether they could take action to stand up for their profession.

After Ramos had to be escorted off court, Williams used her post-match press conference to suggest that men avoid such punishment for similar on-court behaviour. "She's passionate. She was speaking out and I think for Ramos, he was a little defensive at that point, and was fed up as opposed to saying, 'Okay, let's get back to business, '" Adams said. "That is not right", she protested.

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Retired umpire Richard Ings has opened up to ESPN about why his former colleagues are now "fearful" after the controversy erupted. Ings insisted that the "Umpires are just upset. Mr. Ramos' decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules...."