Is there sexism going on at the US Open with refs and Serena Williams? She believes so after getting fined for violations past male tennis players never got.
Click the play button above to watch John McEnroe’s greatest outbursts and then ponder the situation.
SERENA WILLIAMS VICTIM OF SEXISM?
Serena Williams and Venus Williams at Lueders Park Tennis Courts in Compton, Ca. at Healthy Compton Community Festival in Compton, California.Pictured: Venus Williams, Serena Williams Ref: SPL1388504 121116
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It all began when Portuguese chair umpire gave Serena Williams a coaching violation after her coach Patrick Mouratoglou appeared to use hand gestures to tell Serena to move towards the net.
Williams, however, argued that she had her back turned towards her coach and he was asking her to step up her game. Williams added that she does not take coaching on the court and would rather lose than cheat.
In the fifth game of the second set, Williams was taken away a point after she smashed her racket after being upset. This led to Williams demanding an apology from the judge:
“How dare you question my character. I’ve never cheated in my life. You will never be on a court with me as long as you live. You are the liar. You owe me an apology. Say it. Say you’re sorry,”
Ramos then docked a game for the verbal abuse and the scoreline became 5-3 in favour of Osaka. Serena Williams would eventually lose, but all was well with her and the new US Open Champion.