Dinara Safina Sympathizes With Serena Williams On The Toughness Of Chair Umpires

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Serena’s achievements in the field of women’s tennis nonpareil and none of the players presently on the WTA Tour seem to get closer to her accomplishments in the near future of tennis. Serena Williams draws extremities in the various fields of tennis. Her name highlights when it comes to controversies in the tennis and the US Open 2018 incident stands out on her list of controversies.

Last year, her behavior towards the Gold Badge ITF Chair Umpire, Carlos Ramos costed her heavy. In addition to Serena’s incident, the former World Number one from Russia, Dinara Safina spoke about the differences in the treatment of the WTA players when compared to their male counterparts.

She could relate herself to Serena Williams and she mentioned about losing matches when she tried altercating with the umpire, Ramos. “In some ways, I agree with Serena. We are women, we have the right to vote,” Dinara Safina said. “People saying that a woman is stronger than a man is wrong. Carlos is a hard and tough umpire.”

Dinara Safina

“He will not be friendly with you. He umpired many matches of mine and I was always respectful with him. When I tried discussing with him, I always lost, so I stopped. In the final there were emotions, tiredness, and desire to win, but what can you do,” she added.

During US Open 2018 final against Naomi Osaka, Serna Williams was given three code violations. She was fined $17,000 following to her outburst at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Later, Ramos acknowledged that his “decisions were in accordance” with the Grand Slam Rulebook Code of Conduct which players agree and adhere to it.

Serena Williams has arrived in Toronto, for the Rogers Cup event and she will be playing the tournament for the first time in the past three years. The three-time champion, Williams will open against Elise Mertens or Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

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Next, she might face Anastasija Sevastova and then followed by Naomi Osaka in the quarters. In the semifinals, she might take on the defending champion, Simona Halep and then followed by Ashleigh Barty in the finals.

Serena Williams

“All I remember is that I was incredibly nervous,” Serena Williams addressed the reporters in Toronto. “I couldn’t believe I was playing. I just couldn’t deal with the nerves. It was a lot for me. I just needed to go home and get a lot better, and then when I came back I was more ready to be able to play on the professional circuit.”

“I’ve learned it’s just most important to be yourself as best as you can. And that’s all you can know and that’s what I try to do. Just be myself,” she added.

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