Is U.S. Open umpire Carlos Ramos a thief?
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Is U.S. Open umpire Carlos Ramos a thief?

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Naomi Osaka defeated Serena Williams to win her first Grand Slam title, but the match was marred by several tense exchanges between Williams and Carlos Ramos, the chair umpire, resulting in a point deduction for verbal abuse. That point could've been the difference in the match! Williams called Ramos a thief and many tennis fans agree. Others say Williams was being coached and should have kept her cool. Tennis is a game of decorum and she violated it. What do you think? 🎾

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Serena Williams was docked a point for this exchange. Was it warranted or did the referee steal a point because he was too sensitive?

Players from John McEnroe to Roger Federer have had heated exchanges with umpires before—with no penalty. Williams calls an umpire a thief and it's worthy of a point penalty? That's weak.

She could have had a chance to win the set, but instead, that opportunity was stolen because Ramos was too much of a snowflake. Williams has been treated unfairly her entire career and this is just the latest example. 

Carlos Ramos has a history of assessing penalties. Williams knew of Ramos' reputation before the match. Maybe if she kept her cool instead of reacting, there would have been no penalty. She had every opportunity to let it go but decided to press the issue herself. 

Ramos didn't steal the point. Williams escalated the situation and has no one else to blame but herself.

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