Sideline coaching a form of cheating
FIRSTLY, I must congratulate Naomi Osaka for winning the US Open women’s singles’ championship.
It is good to see a young face win a major championship.
The performance of Serena Williams was a disgrace and her actions do not do the sport any favours.
How is that being a role model for future tennis players?
The actions of (umpire) Carlos Ramos have to be applauded as this type of behaviour has been going on too long.
Actually, it has been going on even in the days of John McEnroe.
This type of behaviour is used to break the momentum of their opponent and has been successful on many occasions.
Therefore, the penalty giving by Carlos was a brave but correct one.
Note in Australian Rules if you argue with the umpire like that you would get a minimum of one or more 50 metre penalties.
This then leads to dubious medical timeouts happening at a critical time during a tennis match.
This is also a tactic to break the momentum of their opponent. John Walker, North Wangaratta