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1) Few moments ago I found there that Kader Nouni is all time WTA umpire. So how he manage to umpire these matches? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=555MZkZoqLU and http://bit.ly/1F8my2X

2) Is Damian Steiner umpiring at any Grand Slam? I never saw him in TV match at Grand Slam in past years. Maybe I'm just watching matches where he is not umpiring or maybe he is umpiring non-TV matches. I'm asking because it's weird that gold badge umpire will not be at Grand Slam even if he is always umpiring Top 10 players at other tournaments.

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1) At slams it doesn't matter whether an umpire os contracted to ATP, WTA, ITF or even freelance, they can umpire matches for either gender.

2) Steiner I believe is also a gold badge referee, so he may be at slams but not in the front line.
 

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Thanks for answers. Yes that is what I was talking about-he is umpiring later stages of 1000 tournaments with Top 10 players but he is not in front row at GS? Weird...
 

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Are there freelance tennis umpires?
Basically yes. There's only around 20 or so (maybe less) contracted to atp, wta and itf. The rest are free to work for any association but have to rely on work being available and will mainly work on itf
 
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