Tags: Ramos, Carlos (Umpire)

What Changed After Serena vs. the Umpire? Not Much.

A year ago, after a heated dispute between Serena Williams and the umpire who cited her for rules violations before she lost the women’s final at the United States Open, there were rapid-fire calls for change. The rule at the heart of the disagreement — that Williams was being coached from the stands, a charge…

Umpire Who Clashed With Serena Williams Won’t Work Her Matches

Nearly a year ago, the tennis umpire Carlos Ramos and Serena Williams clashed during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the women’s final of the 2018 United States Open. Ramos has yet to work another match involving Williams, and it will not happen at this year’s U.S. Open either. In an interview this week, Stacey…

On Tennis: Serena Williams Is Back at Australian Open, for Tennis and So Much More

MELBOURNE, Australia — The last time Serena Williams came here for the Australian Open, in 2017, the talk swirling around her focused on tennis. Could she capture her 23rd major title and break past Steffi Graf on the list of Grand Slam title winners since the sport went professional? She did indeed emerge victorious, beating…