"I spent 23 years in baseball".
The 36-year-old blew up after she was penalised for being coached from the sideline and racket abuse.
"I don't think you can win a Grand Slam and not be confident in yourself, but that's not my immediate mindset".
USTA president and CEO Katrina Adams was overheard apologizing to Ramos on the sidelines of the draw ceremony.
Ramos, of Portugal, said that he was fine after what happened. "That's all I can say", Ramos said, declining to discuss Adams's apology.
She got into a heated row with umpire Carlos Ramos, after resenting a violation for being coached which her coach later admitted before accusing him of treating her differently to male players.
Perhaps one bit of fallout from this chaotic match will be that coaching will be allowed everywhere, and not just during WTA women's matches at non-major tournaments. The first came when Ramos ruled that she was receiving illegal coaching. "She was insisting that she doesn't cheat - completely believable, but besides the point - while he was making a call over which he, at that point, had little discretion". Smashes a racket and loses a point, and a game. The decision caused a heated on-court dispute between him and Williams. "Don't worry about me", Ramos said while speaking to Portuguese newspaper Tribuna Expresso, according to The Associated Press. Yes, maybe she's right when she says she's seen men get away with it.
"Rather, I think the question we have to ask ourselves is this: What is the right way to behave to honor our sport and to respect our opponents?" "You don't really crack rackets or berate umpires in this format; you kind of look to your team for support".
Ramos also has a reputation as a stickler for the rules.
This was not the first time Williams has had a meltdown at the US Open.
The 51st-ranked Harrison, who was called in as a late replacement for the injured Jack Sock, said the women's final "was a very touchy situation".
Born in Japan to a Japanese mother and Haitian-American father and raised mainly in the United States, Osaka has won hearts on and off the tennis court as much for her ferocious serve as her down-to-earth humility.
"I just feel like the fact that I have to go through this is just an example for the next person that has emotions, and that want to express themselves, and want to be a strong woman". "Let's get consensus from the locker room", Woodbridge said.
The victor will meet either France or Spain in the final.
Murray, the US Open mixed doubles champion, does not subscribe to this view and believes all players are treated equally.
"The one thing we know about Davis Cup is that rankings rarely matter", Courier said. "Especially if it can affect the future and affect a lot of people in the future".