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'I don't know who that is' - Serena feigns ignorance over umpire Ramos

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Carlos Ramos et Serena Williams en finale de l'US Open 2018

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ByAlexander Netherton
27/08/2019 at 07:26 | Updated 27/08/2019 at 10:00

Serena Williams denied knowing who umpire Carlos Ramos is after her first round victory over Maria Sharapova at the US Open on Monday.

Ramos infamously issued three code warnings against Williams during the 2018 US Open final against Naomi Osaka, causing Williams to say to Ramos: "You will never, ever, ever be on another court of mine as long as you live ... You owe me an apology. Say it. Say you’re sorry . . . How dare you insinuate that I was cheating. You stole a point from me. You're a thief, too."

Ramos has so far been kept away from matches with either Williams sister involved, and when asked about that decision, Serena bluntly responded: "I don't know who that is."

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Talking about the performance that allowed her to swat aside Sharapova, Williams said she played her 'best tennis' whenever she faced the Russian.

"That winner at 3-1 in the second set was a big point for me. She's the type of player who can get momentum so I was really excited I could get the winner," Williams said.

"Obviously, I'm going against a player who has won five Grand Slams and reached the final of even more so I knew it would be tough.

"I was super intense and super focused because it was an incredibly tough draw.

"Whenever I come up against her I play my best tennis."

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