Tennis Today: Another Serena Williams-laden edition, including bra sponsor claims
In Tennis Today, the Serena Williams-US Open final debacle rumbles on and the name of a bra company has been dragged into the delayed airing of an interview.
What’s on the site
US Open statistics in New York Times reveal that Serena Williams was off the mark when she claimed women are punished more than men.
Then there is a report that Williams and Ramos are “likely to be kept apart” at next year’s Australian Open.
However, it is more than a week now since the US Open final and the absence of apology from Williams is even more damning than the US Open disgrace.
And then there is the coaching incident itself with Williams saying “I don’t understand what Patrick Mouratoglou was talking about”.
It’s Monday so ease into the new week with our quiz about American great Michael Chang.
What’s in the news
Serena Williams gave Australia’s “The Sunday Project” a scoop as she talked about the controversial US Open final, but they only gave the world a teaser (as you will have read above).
Daily Mail Australia says Channel Ten has now been forced to deny reports that “a sponsor has forced them to delay showing the full Serena Williams interview”.
Who is the sponsor in question, you ask?
“Bra company Berlei wanted the interview to coincide with the launch of a new range of bras.”
Telegraph Sport reports Carlos Ramos has issued his first code violation following the US Open final. It was a warning to Marin Cilic for smashing his racket during the Davis Cup semi-final against the United States.
In The Observer, Nosheen Iqbal says “Serena Williams has to rise above stereotypes whether she’s right or wrong”.
“Whatever you think of her actions during the US Open final the winner of 23 grand slams is a supreme athlete who has always faced obstacles because of her race and sex.”
Five-time snooker world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan was asked for his opinion on the Williams-Ramos controversy and The Independent says he suggested “only female referees should be used in women’s sports, and vice-versa for male sports, because they understand how their own gender thinks”
What’s on social media
It feels like yesterday that Naomi Osaka won the Rising Star in Singapore…oh it probably was yesterday.
It was a good weekend of Davis Cup action and here are their Top 5 plays.
Andy Murray’s thank you message to Great Britain’s Davis Cup fans.
— British Tennis (@BritishTennis) September 16, 2018
What’s on TV
Sky is broadcasting the Laver Cup this week with coverage starting on Friday September 21.
WTA Pan Pacific Open
04:00-14:00 (Monday and Tuesday)
LIVE – BT Sport1
Comment – Why has Novak Djokovic turned his vaccine status into a soap opera?
Djokovic has entered the ATP Cup and the Australian Open despite confusion over his vaccine status.
WTA awards: Ashleigh Barty, Barbora Krejcikova, Emma Raducanu among the big winners
Awards for Barty, Raducanu, Krejcikova, Siniakova and Suarez Navarro.
Novak Djokovic on Australian Open entry list as officials deny reports of vaccination ‘loophole’
Novak Djokovic’s name is on the official list, but he will have to be fully vaccinated to compete.
Serena Williams out of Australian Open, saying ‘I am not where I need to be physically to compete’
Serena Williams won’t feature at the 2022 Australian Open.
IOC defends ‘discreet’ approach to Peng Shuai situation, insisting they are in direct contact with player
Concerns have been raised over the 35-year-old’s safety.
Top 10 career highlights of former British No 1 Johanna Konta
What did she achieve in her 13 year tennis career?
WTA announces schedule for start of 2022 – but Shenzhen Open is missing
It’s looking like it’s going to be a jam packed six months…
Awards keep rolling in for Emma Raducanu as she is named WTA Newcomer of the Year
The British teenager has already won three big awards.
Top 10 all-time ATP career-prize money earners: Novak Djokovic widens the gap at the top
Novak Djokovic well clear of the pack.
Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev set for ATP Cup, but no Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic included in Serbia’s team for ATP Cup.