Fellow umpires don't want to be the next Carlos Ramos.
The U.S. team includes Jack Sock, Sam Querrey, Steve Johnson, Mike Bryan and rookie Frances Tiafoe.
Williams immediately demanded an apology from Ramos after being accused of breaking the rules.
However, the world number one Williams received three code violations, therefore, meaning she was docked a game.
For the first time since the match, Ramos has spoken up, telling Tribuna Expresso in his native Portugal that "I'm fine, given the circumstances".
The CEO of USTA, the governing body of tennis in the USA, was asked if she believes female players are held to different standards than men.
The WTA stated that all players should be treated the same and the standards of tolerance for expressing emotion should be equal, adding that that didn't happen in the women's final. "We do not believe that this was done last night".
Carlos Ramos, the umpire at the center of the storm surrounding Serena Williams at the U.S. Open, was "thrown under a bus" by tennis' governing bodies, says a former top-level umpire.
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In a piece published today, Herald Sun editor Damon Johnston said yesterday's cartoon "had nothing to do with gender or race", and simply depicted an exaggerated version of the 23-time Grand Slam champion reacting to the controversial code violations doled out during her loss to Naomi Osaka.
Naomi Osaka of Japan holds the U.S. Open trophy after beating Serena Williams of the United States of America in the women's final on day thirteen of the 2018 U.S. Open, Sept. 8, 2018.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) also supported Williams' claims, while Billie Jean King, founder of the WTA and victor of 12 grand slam singles titles, told CNN Tuesday that though Williams was "out of line", Ramos had aggravated the situation.
Adams said both Williams and umpire Carlos Ramos could have handled things a little bit differently. "They feel that no one has their back when they have to make unpopular calls". "I think the umpires, they antagonise a lot of players".
In response to swelling criticisms of Ramos' officiating, some umpires, though technically not allowed to talk with the press, are speaking out on behalf of the fraternity of tennis referees.
I don't follow the sport closely enough to know for certain but all of this sounds suspiciously like the umpires are seizing on the opportunity presented by the Williams incident as leverage for ... something.