Federer claims Williams ‘went too far’ in umpire Ramos outburst

Serena Williams of the United States of America gestures towards chair umpire, Carlos Ramos as she plays Naomi Osaka at the US Open

Tennis legend, Roger Federer has claimed fellow great, Serena Williams “went too far” in her outburst at umpire Carlos Ramos.

And that was during the latter’s altercation with the umpire in the US Open final which took place in September.

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That was during the American’s US Open final loss at the hands of Japanese star, Naomi Osaka also back then.

Williams who was on the lookout for a record-matching 24th Grand Slam singles title received warning for a coaching violation.

And that was before going on to incur a point penalty for smashing her racket.

After which she then went into a serious argument with Ramos which ultimately cost her a game.

The six-times US Open champion has picked up a $17 000 fine from the United States Tennis Association for her outburst.

Federer has on his own part, however, insisted that Williams could have handled the incident in quite a different way.

“I feel like Serena should have walked away,” he told the Sunday Times.

“She did but she went too far, however, methinks she should have walked earlier,” he suggested.

Federer did, however, say that Williams’ actions were “a little bit excusable”.

He went on: “The umpire maybe should not have pushed her there, it is unfortunate but an incredible case study.” Federer concluded.

Murray rejects Serena claims of male tennis players having preferential treatment

Britain’s Jamie Murray has rejected out-rightly Serena Williams’ claims of male tennis players having preferential treatment, according to media reports.

Murray has reportedly stated that men do not have more lenient treatment than women at the hands of tennis umpires.

18-time Grand Slam singles champion, Martina Navratilova has hit out at Serena over the latter’s outburst against umpire, Carlos Ramos.

Meanwhile, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has reportedly jumped to the defense of chair umpire, Ramos following Serena’ strong allegations.

ITF has given its full backing to the umpire whom Serena labelled a “liar” and a “thief”.

New US Open champion, Osaka has however, revealed having no worries over the outburst of opponent, Williams during the final.

Osaka won her maiden Grand Slam at the US Open over the weekend in-spite of Serena row with the umpire.

She has now said she does not feel unhappy about how her rival’s row with the umpire overshadowed her victory.

Murray has also said it was “a bit too far-fetched” for Serena to have suggested men always get differential treatment.

Speaking in Glasgow during an interview, Murray told BBC Sport: “I think the umpire did what was within his rights.

“Coaching is common, a lot of people are doing it, some people are not getting the attention from it, though.

“To get called in a Grand Slam final was perhaps quite tight but I think the reaction was pretty overboard.

“I have seen a lot of people get called for coaching before and you might have a grumble and stuff.

“But then, right after that, you simply go ahead and try to get on with it,” the Briton said.

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