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US Open umpire Carlos Ramos backed by ITF over Serena Williams outburst
By Semi Turaga
Tuesday 11/09/2018
ITF backs Portuguese chair umpire Carlos Ramos [Photo: Getty]

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has given its backing to Portuguese chair umpire Carlos Ramos who Serena Williams branded a "liar" and a "thief" during her US Open final defeat by Japan's Naomi Osaka.

Williams who was seeking a record‑equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title, was given a warning for a coaching violation before incurring a point penalty for smashing her racket.

The six‑times US Open champion, who eventually lost the match 6‑2 6‑4 was fined $US17,000 by the United States Tennis Association for her outburst.

[Source: Reuters]

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