Williams received wide support in her claims after a series of code violations issued by umpire Carlos Ramos saw her attack the man in the chair as she lost the US Open final to Japan's Naomi Osaka in NY last weekend.
Williams received a second penalty for throwing her racket to the ground and breaking it after losing a point.
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After the controversial match, Williams immediately embraced the young athlete once she noticed that Osaka pulled down her visor and started to cry while the loud boos echo in the stadium.
Courier insisted there was nothing to discuss with his team over Ramos.
Umpire Carlos Ramos has made his first public statement since his disputed calls at the U.S. Open final Saturday.More news: Documents show $10M moved from FEMA to ICE
USTA president and CEO Katrina Adams, who defended Williams, was overheard apologizing to Ramos on the sidelines of Thursday's draw ceremony. "I was really happy she said that". "It's a delicate situation, but a la carte arbitration does not exist. Do not worry about me!" Did she have to behave differently only because she was Serena Williams?
Carlos Ramos is working the best-of-five Davis Cup semifinal series between Croatia and the United States.
According to the source, umpires are reportedly discussing the option of refusing match assignments that involve Williams until she apologises to Ramos for calling him a "liar" and "thief".
Another person identified as an "senior figure" told the Guardian that umpires felt Ramos was "hung out to dry" after the incident and that "no one is standing up for officials" amid reports that the incident is fueling talks of a boycott. "They had everything to do with observing clear breaches of the grand slam code of conduct and then having the courage to call them without fear or favour". "They feel that no one has their back when they have to make unpopular calls".More news: Hurricane Center: Florence makes landfall in N. Carolina