The 23-time Grand Slam victor was later fined $17,000 for her behavior.
Naomi Osaka of Japan gives a speech with the trophy after her victory in the WTA final over Daria Kasatkina of Russian Federation with her coach Sascha Bajin during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 18, 2018 in Indian Wells, California. Amid the crowd booing, Williams tried to reassure the new champion that the boos were not aimed at her.
"I think the umpire did what was within his rights", Murray told BBC Sport. He called it "an unhappy situation" and said he followed the rules of tennis.
As Williams fell apart, Osaka showed maturity by staying cool to close out her maiden Grand Slam title.
Tennis umpires are reportedly considering a boycott of matches involving Serena Williams after her incident with chair umpire Carlos Ramos at the USA open final, according to the United Kingdom paper The Times.
She was then docked a point for a second violation after smashing her racket, followed by a penalty in which she lost a game because of "verbal abuse" of the chair umpire. American Serena Williams and Japan's Naomi Osaka were competing in the championship.
Later this week, it was no longer only Williams and Ramos being criticized for their conduct, but also an Australian cartoonist for his depiction of the incident. Ramos issued another code violation, costing Williams the game.
'I was looking away, but I heard a lot of people in the crowd making noises, and I really wanted to turn around, but I didn't, ' she said. I couldn't tell what was going on, because it was just so loud in there.
The Serena Williams controversy has stirred resentment among tennis umpires ― and they are considering a boycott of her future matches, according to reports. "We have to treat each other fairly and the same".
Ramos has since spoken out about the backlash via Portugal's Tribuna Expresso.
She also moved to excuse Williams' behaviour during an interview with ESPN the following day when she suggested Williams would not have expected her outburst towards Ramos to have been captured on live TV.
"It's a delicate situation, but umpiring "a la carte" doesn't exist. Don't you worry about me", the 47-year-old is quoted as saying in the newspaper.