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Retired umpire Richard Ings told ESPN on Tuesday that umpires feel that Ramos is being vilified.

The Guardian reports, similarly, that tennis' top umpires are considering forming a union in the wake of the Williams backlash, as they were disappointed that the Women's Tennis Association and the United States Tennis Association were quick to side with Williams, and that it took the International Tennis Federation almost two days to vocalize its support for Ramos.

In addition, Osaka has inked a deal with Nissan that will make the multicultural athlete - the daughter of a Haitian-born father and Japanese mother, raised mainly in the United States - a "brand ambassador" for the Japanese auto maker.

Naomi Osaka has revealed she had no idea what was going on between Serena Williams and the referee in her grand final at the US Open on Saturday.

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The controversial series of events started when umpire Carlos Ramos gave Williams a code violation warning after he spotted her coach, who was in the stands, giving her hand signals.

Photo/Julio CortezChair umpire Carlos Ramos is led off court after the US Open final, which Serena Williams lost.

"I've never been called for coaching, but the racket abuse, the verbal abuse, that's just part of the sport".

Many people, looking at Serena Williams's actions during the US Open women's final last week, remembered of John McEnroe who often argued with umpires during his career.

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Williams accused Ramos of being "sexist" by suggesting the same penalty wouldn't be handed out to a male player, however Strycova wasn't buying it and thought the outburst warranted Ramos' intervention.

The shy Osaka tweeted about the video on Thursday: "I always knew this would come back to haunt me".

"The big issue for umpires everywhere is the importance of the support of governing bodies when umpires are just out there doing their job and making decisions under rules which are given to them by those very governing bodies".

"I am good, under the circumstances", Ramos told Portugal's Tribuna Expresso. "They are all fearful that they could be the next Ramos". "It's an unhappy situation but "à la carte" refereeing doesn't exist". How dare you insinuate that I was cheating?

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Williams was fined $17,000 for the rules violations, and the International Tennis Federation backed Ramos, saying his "decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules".