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Serena Williams makes her case to Brian Earley and Donna Kelso during the US Open women’s singles final. Photo: Ben Solomon/The New York Times

The International Tennis Federation has backed umpire Carlos Ramos in the row over his handling of the US Open final, saying he acted with “profession(...)

Serena Williams with referee Brian Earley during the US Open Women’s Singles final against Naomi Osaka of Japan on Saturday. Photograph: AP Photo/Adam Hunger

It’s been six weeks since I moved home to Ireland from New York. Six weeks is long enough for me to feel like I’m not on holiday anymore, or home for (...)

Japan’s Naomi Osaka won her first Grand Slam tennis title at the weekend, giving a brilliant display to take the US Open title, but her achievement ha(...)

 Serena Williams argues with umpire Carlos Ramos during her defeat to Naomi Osaka in the women’s singles finals at the US Open.  Photograph:   Jaime Lawson/Getty Images

The venerable boxing trainer Cus D’Amato used to say that emotion, particularly fear, is like fire. If you make it work for you, then it can cook your(...)

  Serena Williams   argues with umpire Carlos Ramos in the US Open women’s singles final against Naomi Osaka. Photograph:   Jaime Lawson/Getty Images

It is said that umpires and referees are doing a good job if fans don’t notice they are there. If that’s the case then Carlos Ramos’s performance duri(...)

Serena Williams talks with referee Brian Earley during the women’s final of the US Open. Photo: Julio Cortez/AP Photo

Serena Williams has been fined a total of $17,000 (approximately €14,500) for her offences during the US Open final. The 23-time grand slam champion (...)

Serena Williams’ broken racket  after she slammed it on the court during the  US Open final against  Naomi Osaka of Japan. Photograph: AP Photo/Julio Cortez

Serena Williams was penalised a game in her US Open final defeat by Naomi Osaka after a number of run-ins with umpire Carlos Ramos. Initially unhappy (...)

Serena Williams argues with chair umpire Carlos Ramos while playing Naomi Osaka during their 2018 US Open women’s singles final match. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

Tennis players past and present have rallied behind Serena Williams after she claimed the sport was riddled by sexism following an extraordinary on-co(...)

Serena Williams argues with umpire Carlos Ramos during her women’s singles finals match against Naomi Osaka at the US Open. Photo: Jaime Lawson/Getty Images for USTA

In the middle of her United States Open final against Naomi Osaka at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday, with a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles titl(...)

Serena Williams during her US Open semi-final against Anastasija Sevastova. Photograph: Getty Images

Serena Williams choked back tears as she contemplated the year-long journey that has taken her from fighting for her life in a hospital bed to the ver(...)

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