Umpire 'good' after Williams outburst

Sports | 13 Sep 2018

Umpire Carlos Ramos says he is "good" despite the firestorm of controversy that followed his officiating of last weekend's US Open final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka.

The 47-year-old Portuguese handed out three code violations to runner-up Williams, prompting a heated on-court argument with the 23-time Grand Slam champion and sparking a debate about sexism in tennis.

"I am good, under the circumstances," Ramos was quoted as saying in Portugal's Tribuna Expresso. "It's an unhappy situation but a la carte refereeing doesn't exist. Don't you worry about me!"

Ramos, who told the newspaper that he had avoided walking the streets of New York the day after the final to avoid any "complicated situations", confirmed he would be back in the chair tomorrow in Zadar, Croatia.

The International Tennis Federation, which had described Ramos as one of the most respected umpires in tennis, has appointed him to officiate the Davis Cup semi-final between Croatia and the United States.


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