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Serena Williams & Billie-Jean King's tennis sexism claims dismissed by Jamie Murray

16 Septembre 2018

I'm happy to admit I don't mind the occasional outburst, anyone who's played any sport with or against me knows that.

"I think tennis has an issue around this sort of behaviour, both men and women should pull their heads in, but Serena makes some excellent points that tennis needs to take into account".

She is a wealthy businesswoman with an impressive portfolio of endorsement deals, a fashion line and investments in the media industry.

"I thought about those things watching Serena, and I said, 'This kid has been playing all of these years, and I don't think she's ever been accused of cheating before it happened on Saturday.'" he said, "And [tennis coaches], they all cheat, no matter how you look at it".

Of course, Ms. Williams was right; she was being unfairly penalized by a sport that is ridiculously old-fashioned, sexist and overwhelmingly white.

So it is easy to understand my deep admiration and respect for her.

I'm probably very much in a minority when I say that I remember much more fondly a female tennis player from back in the 1960s. "I'm here fighting for women's rights and for women's equality and for all kinds of stuff".

Williams told Australia's "The Project" that she and Mouratoglou "never had signals" that would count as coaching, The Australian reported, citing the preview clip released Sunday.

"There are men out here who do a lot worse than me, but because I'm a woman you are going to take this away from me?" she protested to Brian Earley, the tournament referee. It added that US Open organizers confirmed Ramos' decisions when they chose to fine Williams for the three offenses. "I don't cheat! I didn't get coaching". I didn't get coaching... I believe her message would have had a far greater impact if she had put out a well-thought-out statement after the match was over, when she had some time to reflect and cool down. [Nishikori] even threw the racket in the fourth set. She and her sister, Venus were called "The Williams Brothers" due to their male-like physiques and prowess on the court.

The third violation - verbal abuse - came when she called the umpire a "thief". "If you want to see good tennis, you have to let the players breathe a little". But on Friday she was pictured speaking with Ramos and Associated Press (AP) journalist Andrew Dampf reported that she apologized to him. "I find it interesting that she did it only when she was losing".

He is working the Davis Cup tie between Croatia and the USA in Croatia. The data would tend to suggest not, but that's only if you believe that men and women behave the same on court.

Here's a woman who is trying to return to the top ranks of tennis after having a child.

Does a double standard exist in Grand Slam officiating?

"Ambitious" is a dirty word when describing a woman. Not a lot has been written about Osaka's win which is probably the saddest thing of all.

Serena Williams & Billie-Jean King's tennis sexism claims dismissed by Jamie Murray