Amid the excitement of Naomi Osaka winning the women's title at the U.S. Open tennis tournament last weekend, some in Japan are wondering whether she will continue to compete for their country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
In addition to her extraordinary tennis skills as displayed in her dominant performance against Williams in her first Grand Slam win, the Japanese-born athlete with a Haitian father is now also being recognized for her broad global endorsement appeal.
Women's governing body the WTA supported Williams and chief executive Steve Simon said the umpire showed her a different level of tolerance over her outbursts than if she had been a man. "The louder we play, the more we change the game", it says in its introduction of the new ad, which it says is about the power of female determination: "Get Loud".
Osaka, 20, became the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam with her 6-2 6-4 win over her idol Williams in the final on Saturday.
"She said that she was proud of me and that I should know that the crowd wasn't booing at me".
The International Tennis Federation, meanwhile, defended 47-year-old Ramos and said he acted "at all times with professionalism and integrity".
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Williams received a second penalty for throwing her racket to the ground and breaking it after losing a point.
On Monday, the ITF finally backed Ramos via a statement.
Britain's Jamie Murray has rejected claims of men being treated more leniently than women by umpires.
Now, Adams and Ramos have come face to face in Zadar ahead of the USA team's Davis Cup tie against Croatia where the veteran official will oversee some of the matches. As for the possibility that Osaka might choose to represent the United States in the future, Kawashima said, "I think it's best for society to respect" any decision she makes.
Ramos has said that he is "fine, given the circumstances" days after the match, however.
"But if you were talking about my tennis, I think my tennis is not very Japanese".