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ZADAR, Croatia | US Open umpire tells AP he is focusing on ‘working again’

ZADAR, Croatia  — The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final is pleased to be getting back to work. Carlos Ramos is assigned to the Davis Cup semifinal between Croatia and the United States this weekend in Zadar. “I’m just focusing on this tie and working again. That’s all I can … Continue reading ZADAR, Croatia | US Open umpire tells AP he is focusing on ‘working again’

LONDON | Governing body defends umpire after Serena Williams flap

LONDON — The International Tennis Federation is defending the chair umpire who gave Serena Williams three code violations during the U.S. Open final, saying his “decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules.” Williams was cited by Carlos Ramos three times Saturday during her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka: for getting coaching signals; for … Continue reading LONDON | Governing body defends umpire after Serena Williams flap

NEW YORK | Serena Williams fined $17K for rules violations at US Open

NEW YORK— Serena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final. On Sunday, a day after the match, the tournament referee’s office docked Williams $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 … Continue reading NEW YORK | Serena Williams fined $17K for rules violations at US Open

NEW YORK | The Latest: Serena’s coach critical of chair umpire’s action

NEW YORK— The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Serena Williams‘ coach says chair umpire Carlos Ramos should have used better psychology instead of creating drama, because you “don’t screw a Grand Slam final.” Patrick Mouratoglou acknowledged coaching during the match, which is a rules violation. Ramos saw it … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Serena’s coach critical of chair umpire’s action