Serena Williams Controversy: Billie Jean King Thinks Umpire Was at Fault Too
September 12 , 2018
Amidst the ongoing controversy of Serena Williams, the tennis legend Billie Jean King has spoken up on the issue. She has admitted that Williams was offensive but also emphasized on the umpire making things rough. She has stated that “Serena was out of line, there's no question, no one's saying she was a good sport. The point is he [Ramos] aggravated the situation.”
The US Open final match between Williams and Japan's Naomi Osaka took a bitter turn when Williams was penalized for code violations. Williams, in turn, accused the umpire Carlos Ramos of sexism and even called him thief after he warned her of receiving coaching during the match.