"Carlos Ramos is one of the most experienced and respected umpires in tennis".
Ramos, 47, is the only active tennis umpire to have officiated the men's singles finals at all four Grand Slams.
The officials are further enraged by the fact that it took International Tennis Federation (ITF) 48 hours to come to Ramos' support.
While winding up a tour of Asia with Under Armour, he was asked about Serena Williams's meltdown when an incident with the chair umpire escalated during the U.S. Open women's championship Saturday.
The Herald Sun has defended a blatantly racist Mark Knight cartoon depicting Serena Williams' US Open final loss, saying that criticism of the image - and there has been a lot of criticism - is overblown.
According to the Guardian, the sport's top umpires are considering forming a union as a result of the fallout from the women's final. Ramos need not have stuck so closely to the rule book as he did because his primary duty is to help players across choppy waters. But a controversy that erupted after Williams was accused of cheating (after her coach made a hand gesture that was interpreted as coaching), led to Osaka's historic win being laced with anti-Black racism.
Here's Williams after Saturday's match.
We want to watch her keep playing the slams.' Del Potro also analyzed how his 2018 US Open campaign went: 'I think I did a good tournament, but this is a tough lose for me.
Mercurial Australian Nick Kyrgios ranted at Ramos at the same tournament after he was issued a code violation for shouting at a ball boy to pass him a towel.
Another major debate arising post-U.S.
Ramos, who is from Portugal, spoke briefly to Portuguese newspaper Tribuna Expresso this week.
In the wake of Osaka's first Grand Slam triumph, there were messages of support for Williams as well as those condemning her behaviour and agreeing with the umpire's calls.
Ramos ultimately charged Williams with three infractions: the illegal coaching, racket abuse, and- after calling Ramous a "thief" and a "liar"- another violation for verbal abuse.
While defending Ramos as a "stickler for the rules", King also believes he was partly at fault for "aggravating" the situation and reiterated her belief that tennis still treats women differently to men.
Remarkably, Ramos will make a swift return to the umpire chair as he will officiate the Davis Cup clash between the United States and Croatia in what can be considered a questionable appointment given the various criticism the Portuguese has received over the last few days.
However, these calculations don't take into account whether umpires are more likely to punish female players than men for a similar outburst during a match.