US Open closing chair ump Ramos to work US-Croatia Davis Cup



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12 Sep 2018, 03:34 IST
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The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams a recreation within the U.S. Open closing has been assigned to officiate the Davis Cup semifinal matches between america and Croatia, The Related Press has discovered.

Worldwide Tennis Federation spokeswoman Heather Bowles confirmed to the AP on Tuesday that Carlos Ramos was chosen to work on the best-of-five sequence between the international locations that begins Friday and concludes Sunday in Zadar, Croatia.

The U.S. staff contains Jack Sock, Sam Querrey, Steve Johnson, Mike Bryan and rookie Frances Tiafoe.

Ramos was within the chair at Flushing Meadows final Saturday when Naomi Osaka received her first Grand Slam title by beating 23-time main champion Williams 6-2, 6-4. That match descended into chaos — with hundreds of spectators booing and each gamers crying throughout the trophy ceremony — after Williams confronted Ramos about his rulings.

Williams, a 36-year-old American, was fined a complete of $17,000 by the U.S. Open’s event referee the following day for 3 code violations.

On Monday, the ITF, which oversees the Davis Cup, issued an announcement defending Ramos, saying his “choices had been in accordance with the related guidelines” and that his rulings had been “reaffirmed by the U.S. Open’s resolution to effective Serena Williams for the three offenses.”

“Ramos undertook his duties as an official based on the related rule e-book and acted always with professionalism and integrity,” the ITF assertion added.

The governing physique’s assist for Ramos got here after the WTA, which operates the ladies’s tour, was crucial of the best way issues went between him and Williams in New York.

“The WTA believes that there needs to be no distinction within the requirements of tolerance offered to the feelings expressed by males vs. girls and is dedicated to working with the game to make sure that all gamers are handled the identical,” the tour’s CEO, Steve Simon, mentioned in an announcement. “We don’t consider that this was executed final night time.”

Williams was cited by Ramos for getting teaching indicators; for breaking her racket, which mechanically price her a degree as a result of it was her second code violation of the match; and for calling Ramos a “thief,” which price her a recreation as a result of it was her third code violation.


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