Referee Carlos Ramos breaks his silence about the storm Serena Williams to suggest that arbitration can not be done on-demand & # 39;
- The referee at the center of the storm Serena Williams has broken her silence
- The Portuguese official Caros Ramos spoke briefly about the situation on Tuesday
- Ramos has suggested that the arbitration matches "on-demand" & # 39; they can not be easily done
Mike Dickson for MailOnline
The referee at the center of the storm Serena Williams has broken her silence, insisting that making decisions from the chair is not something that can be done on-demand.
Portuguese official Carlos Ramos plans to referee the Davis Cup semi-final between Croatia and the United States on Friday, creating a potentially awkward situation with one of his most outspoken critics after the women's final at the US Open on Saturday.
Katrina Adams is president of the United States Tennis Association, which runs the tournament, and as a result of the controversy, was among those who rushed to defend Williams and criticize the referee, suggesting that he would have allowed the men to get away with the yours with a similar behavior. .
The referee Carlos Ramos broke his silence on the events of Saturday night in New York
Ramos has suggested that the office of the presidency can not be made "à la carte".
Now he faces the arbitration of the team that represents the national association he leads.
There was some confusion at the International Tennis Federation on Tuesday about whether Ramos would travel to the tie in Zadar.
Initially, the ITF arbitration department declined to comment on whether he would be serving in the high-profile party, although other sources said they still expected him to officiate.
The situation has been described as & # 39; delicate & # 39; since the arguments continue on both sides
Early in the day, Ramos had spoken briefly with the Portuguese publication Tribuna Expresso. Although she could not comment specifically on the Williams incident, in which she caught her for a penalty of three code violations, she said: "It's a delicate situation. But arbitration & # 39; a la carte & # 39; it is something that does not exist. Do not worry about me, I'll be fine.
The journalist Miguel Seabra, former referee and good friend of Ramos, reported that the referee had received hundreds of messages of goodwill, including colleagues, players and ex-players.
Adams has faced growing criticism for taking the side of Williams against the official, who had enjoyed an unblemished reputation before the outbursts of former world No. 1.