But does this miss the point?
"I thought about those things watching Serena, and I said, 'This kid has been playing all of these years, and I don't think she's ever been accused of cheating before it happened on Saturday.'" he said, "And [tennis coaches], they all cheat, no matter how you look at it". "That is not right". "Don't worry about me", Ramos said while speaking to Portuguese newspaper Tribuna Expresso, according to The Associated Press.
The report, looking at fines data at Grand Slam events from 1998 to 2018, found that women were fined 535 times, while men were fined 1,517 times.
She is also set to ink a $10 million deal with Adidas to go with the almost $4 million she took home for her U.S. Open win.
This last outburst cost Williams a game, impacting the match and tarnishing what should have been a great win and a shining moment for her competitor, Naomi Osaka. It added that US Open organizers confirmed Ramos' decisions when they chose to fine Williams for the three offenses. There are two potential variables for which these numbers don't account. To put it another way: do men get flagged more because they actually behave a lot worse than women do on the court?
So the next time you see her on the court, she'll be sporting a Nissan logo on her clothes. She protested, calling Ramos a "thief" and a "liar" and demanded an apology from the umpire, who penalised her a game. The warning incensed Williams, not only because coaching hand gestures have become so common in the modern era of tennis and nearly always go unpunished, but especially because it called her character into question. When she smashed her racquet in frustration he cited her again, giving her a point penalty. That would tend to create a double standard disfavoring women when penalties are called, or at least the impression of such a double standard.
The Portuguese issued Williams with a code violation during her Flushing Meadows showdown when he perceived the 36-year-old to be receiving help from her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou.
Clearly, the stinging criticism from Christianson and threats of boycott seem to suggest this row is not going away any time soon. Visibly angered by the accusation, Williams confronted Ramos.