👓 Perspective | At U.S. Open, power of Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka is overshadowed by an umpire‚Äôs power play | Washington Post

Read At U.S. Open, power of Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka is overshadowed by an umpire’s power play by Sally JenkinsSally Jenkins (Washington Post)

‚ÄėA career of pushing boundaries': How Serena Williams has rewritten rules for women in tennis

Chair umpire Carlos Ramos managed to rob not one but two players in the women’s U.S. Open final. Nobody has ever seen anything like it: An umpire so wrecked a big occasion that both players, Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams alike, wound up distraught with tears streaming down their faces during the trophy presentation and an incensed crowd screamed boos at the court. Ramos took what began as a minor infraction and turned it into one of the nastiest and most emotional controversies in the history of tennis, all because he couldn’t take a woman speaking sharply to him.

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