Perhaps as a fallout of the controversy that plagued the US Open Women’s Final last week, umpires of the sport have been reported in The Times of London to be considering a boycott of Serena Williams’ future matches.
The 23 time Grand Slam winner and cultural icon lost her temper while playing Japanese national Naomi Osaka when an umpire cited her for cheating. Williams will go on to lose her temper further when deducted a point for slamming her racket in frustration before calling said umpire, Carlos Ramos a ‘thief’ for ‘stealing the game from her’ and vowing that he would never officiate any of her matches.
According to the report, top umpires of the game are debating if forming a union would help them boycott Williams for not being supported at their job.
Williams was seeking a 24th Grand Slam win that would have tied her with Margaret Court for the most titles won but she lost to 20-year-old Osaka who burst into tears after winning.
Serena Williams was further fined $17,000 afterwards for her comments about the official.
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