Sunday, September 9, 2018

Carlos Ramos and Serena Williams are both to blame for the messy U.S. Open final

By Slate, Sep. 9, 2018

The 2018 U.S. Open women’s final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka started out as a tennis match and became a very odd, extraordinarily raw, and extremely well-attended debate on fairness and contemporary gender politics. Williams’ escalating on-court feud with chair umpire Carlos Ramos got very personal very fast, and it got into territory that’s rarely broached when one of the combatants is wearing Nike gear and the other is perched awkwardly on a lifeguard chair. In the end, both participants were in the wrong.
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