Seething Serena Williams accuses tennis of sexism after US Open controversy
Serena Williams has accused the tennis authorities of sexism after a spate of code-violations contributed to her US Open final defeat.
Williams received three code-violations in the second set of Naomi Osaka’s 6-2 6-4 win, for receiving coaching, smashing her racket, and insulting the chair umpire.
The last of those carried a game-penalty which allowed Osaka to successfuly serve for the match, and Williams was taking absolutely no prisoners after the match.
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“I’ve seen other men call other umpires several things. I’m here fighting for women’s rights and for women’s equality,” said the 36-year-old.
“For me to say ‘thief’ and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark.
“He’s never taken a game from a man because they said ‘thief’. For me it blows my mind. But I’m going to continue to fight for women.”
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