He wasn’t going to let a woman talk to him that way.
September 9, 2018 4:05 AM Subscribe
Ramos had rescued his ego and, in the act, taken something from Williams and Osaka that they can never get back. Perhaps the most important job of all for an umpire is to respect the ephemeral nature of the competitors and the contest. Osaka can never, ever recover this moment. It’s gone. Williams can never, ever recover this night. It’s gone. And so Williams was entirely right in calling him a “thief.”Sally Jenkins for the Washington Post on how the umpire at the US Open Final robbed Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams of their match.