Serena Williams receives WTA backing over sexism claim

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If there's one thing the internet loves, it's a pile-on. The 20-year-old has elevated herself to the status of a global star thanks to her success.

When the violation was announced Williams approached Ramos to say she never takes coaching and would rather lose than "cheat to win".

It was a case she also was heard making to tournament referee Brian Earley and supervisor Donna Kelso, who Williams summoned to the court after Ramos penalized her. As tennis great Billie Jean King writes, Ramos "chose to give Williams very little latitude in a match where the stakes were highest". "We have to treat each other fairly and the same".

Was she right to bring gender into the row or was she was simply being a "diva" - something many are suggesting on social media.

None of the main-line newspapers dwelled too much on her background, which has been well reported. They comment on her body and critique her furious rants on court as an indictment on her character.


She's trying to break down barriers of structural racism and sexism, and push for equality and justice. "She is at the forefront of the next generation in women's tennis, someone possessing quite a mixture of powerful serve and strokes, enviable court speed and a preternatural calm".

And her so-called meltdown will not be her undoing, nor will it be her legacy.

Former British tennis number one Annabel Croft said that, while she had sympathy for Williams, her claim that she had been treated differently because she is a woman was wide of the mark.

Naomi Osaka (left) with her sister, Mari, who is a year older.

"To play like that in her first Grand Slam final was just fantastic", Date told AFP. There's no such thing as a flawless role model. They've been called a lot more.


During the trophy presentation after the final, Williams reaffirmed her role model status.

Most bizarrely, Adams claimed that Williams had not expected her exchanges with Ramos to be filmed despite taking place in the middle of a grand slam final.

"It all centred around coaching. the sport has to really get itself sorted out on what it does with coaching", Tiley said. We will get through this. "So congratulations, Naomi! No more booing!"

Other players who've defaulted a match through unruly behavior include Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, who destroyed three rackets during the final of the Istanbul Open against Argentine Diego Schwartzmann in 2016. In her previous win against Serena, she said, "Just playing against her is kind of like a dream for me".

As well as overwhelming support online from fans and celebrities alike, chief executive of the WTA, Steve Simon, has also confirmed that the association stands in support of Serena. "I just had to follow it". "For me to say 'thief, ' and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark", Williams told reporters at a news conference. It all started to go downhill, however, when Osaka broke back again in the fifth game and Serena mangled her racquet in frustration.


"I know they're always looking to evolve the sport".

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