The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is to undertake a review of communication policies following a string of umpiring controversies at the US Open.
Swedish umpire Mohamed Lahyani was reprimanded by US Open organisers for going “beyond protocol” when he climbed down from his chair to give Nick Kyrgios a mid-match pep talk during his second-round match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
Umpire Christian Rask then came in for criticism after he handed a code violation to French player Alize Cornet after she removed her shirt on court after realising it was on backwards.
The tournament subsequently released a statement saying it regretted that she was given a violation.
On Saturday, Serena Williams was handed three penalties during the second set of her championship match against Naomi Osaka, sparking a firestorm of debate. Read more