US Open Umpire Makes First Public Statement
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Umpire Carlos Ramos has made his first public statement since his disputed calls at the U.S. Open final Saturday. American Serena Williams and Japan's Naomi Osaka were competing in the championship.
"I am good, under the circumstances," Ramos told Portugal's Tribuna Expresso. He called it "an unhappy situation" and said he followed the rules of tennis.
"Don't you worry about me!" he added.
Ramos told the newspaper that he stayed off the streets of New York after the match to avoid any "complicated situations." He will be back to work as umpire on Friday in Zadar, Croatia.
Ramos called three rules violations against Williams during the event. The decision caused a heated on-court dispute between him and Williams. It later started a larger debate about sexism in tennis.
Ramos was unable to defend himself over the weekend as the rules prevent umpires from commenting on the matches they oversee.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing organization for international tennis.
It defended Ramos in a statement on Monday: "Carlos Ramos is one of the most experienced and respected umpires in tennis. Mr. Ramos' decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules...." It added that US Open organizers confirmed Ramos' decisions when they decided to fine Williams for the three offenses.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Women's Tennis Association (WTA), however, supported Williams' accusations that Ramos' actions were based in sexism.
Billie Jean King is a former world number one player who founded the WTA. She said on Tuesday both sides shared the blame for the incident.
She described Williams' behavior on court as "out of line." She added that Ramos could have prevented the incident with clear communication.
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1.public statement 公开声明
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2.worry about 担心
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3.stay off 远离
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4.relevant rules 相关规定
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5.She described Williams' behavior on court as "out of line."
out of line 不协调；不一致
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6.Mr. Ramos' decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules...."
in accordance with 根据；按照
We should make decisions in accordance with specific conditions.
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自上周六美网公开赛决赛中发生争议性判罚以来，裁判卡洛斯·拉莫斯（Carlos Ramos）首次发表了公开声明 。美国选手塞雷娜·威廉姆斯和日本选手内奥米·大阪进入决赛争夺冠军 。
拉莫斯在接受葡萄牙媒体《论坛快报》采访时表示，“就目前情况而言，我的状态很好” 。他表示，这是“一个不愉快的场面”，并表示他遵守了网球规则 。
拉莫斯在接受《纽约时报》采访时表示，赛后，他尽量不现身纽约街头，以避免任何“复杂的情况” 。他将于周五返回克罗地亚扎达尔担任裁判 。
拉莫斯称，小威在比赛中违反了三项规定 。该判罚导致他和小威当场起了激烈的争执 。之后，这一事件引发了一场大规模的关于网球性别歧视的讨论 。
该组织在周一发表的声明中为拉莫斯辩护:“卡洛斯·拉莫斯是网球界经验最丰富、最受尊敬的裁判之一 。拉莫斯先生是根据相关规则作出的判罚决定....”声明还指出，美网公开赛组织者决定对小威三次不符规则的行为作出处罚也证实了拉莫斯先生的判罚是正确的 。
比利·琼·金（Billie Jean King）是前世界第一的网球运动员，她创立了WTA 。周二，她表示，双方对这起事件都负有责任 。
她表示 。小威在球场上的行为“有些越界” 。她补充说，而拉莫斯原本可以通过明确沟通来避免这一事件 。