They made big effort to play these kind of tournaments, and they deserve to has the same treatment as we have.
The 23-time Grand Slam singles victor, one away from tying Margaret Court's record for women or men, claimed that Ramos would not have treated a male player in such a harsh manner.
The WTA also issued a statement from CEO Steve Simon calling for "no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men versus women" and noting, "We do not believe this was done [in the final]".
Though Knight has been quick to argue that he has depicted white male tennis players in a similar light, many have argued that he stepped over the line with this cartoon, which even falsely depicts Williams' opponent to be a small white woman; Williams lost in the final to Naomi Osaka, a black woman.
The International Tennis Federation stood by Ramos in a statement, saying, "Mr Ramos's decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules and were reaffirmed by the US Open's decision to fine Ms. Williams for the three offences". However, that show of support reportedly was too slow in the making to mollify the umpires' colleagues.
In response, umpires are reportedly threatening to boycott Williams' matches, as they feel that Ramos is being unfairly criticized for his conduct during the match, according to The Times of London.
The story said that among the measures being discussed was a refusal to chair contests involving Williams unless she apologized to Ramos, though it did not suggest that this was likely.
An anonymous senior umpire told the Guardian that the community, which is not supposed to talk to the press, is considering forming a union over what happened.
"The umpiring fraternity is thoroughly disturbed at being abandoned by the WTA", retired umpire Richard Ings told ESPN. And if left to reign unchecked, with no dogged Ramos Carlos to check their insurrections, they can ruin the fine balance that keeps an office functioning smoothly. "It's a delicate situation, but umpiring "a la carte" doesn't exist". "Don't you worry about me!"
Ramos, whom Carillo said is "very, very respected", is expected to be back in the chair for Davis Cup semifinal matches this week between the United States and Croatia.
"Crisis creates an opportunity to get it right", she said.
Ramos is at the centre of a sexism storm after officiating Williams' straight-sets loss to Naomi Osaka in NY on Saturday. The 18-time Grand Slam victor said that "we can not measure ourselves by what we think we should also be able to get away with", adding, "In fact, this is the sort of behavior that no one should be engaging in on the court".
Other tennis luminaries, though, including Chris Evert and Novak Djokovic, said Ramos should have exercised better discretion in his handling of the heated situation. "I think he did".