Tennis Umpire Carlos Ramos Speaks Out After Serena Williams US Open Outburst

Tennis Umpire Carlos Ramos Speaks Out After Serena Williams US Open Outburst
21:00, 11 Sep 2018

More often than not the focus is on the male and female champions in the aftermath of one of the four prized Grand Slam events in tennis, but not this time as the fallout of Serena Williams' outburst at umpire Carlos Ramos continues to dominate discussion.

For those of you who have been hiding under a rock, 23-time Slam victor Williams labelled Ramos a "liar" and a "thief" and smashed her racquet during her US Open Final defeat to Naomi Osaka, who would go on to triumph in straight sets and in turn become the first Japanese player in history to win a Slam.

Williams was left fuming at the Portuguese official, who she would later accuse of sexism, while her on court code violations would see the American fined £13,100 by the United States Tennis Association.

Ramos has now come out and broken his silence on the controversial incident, telling Portuguese publication Tribuna Expresso:

"It's a delicate situation. But umpiring 'a la carte' is something that does not exist. Don't worry about me, I'll be fine."

Ramos is set to return to the chair on Friday, although he could be set for another difficult experience as he's scheduled to oversee the Davis Cup semi-final clash between Croatia and, yep you've guessed it, the United States.

Meanwhile, Williams' US Open defeat means she will have to wait until 2019 before attempting to add to her stunning tally of 23 Slams, which is an Open Era record, although if she does, as expected, go on to win another one of the top tournaments she will draw level with Margaret Court who won 24 Slams, more than any other woman in the history of tennis.