Male tennis players punished three times more than women

16 September, 2018, 19:29 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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I wanted to be Steffi Graf, even moreso when she married Andre Agassi.

Serena Williams accused Ramos of falling victim of the chair umpire's warning about her being helped by her coach in the stands, which is against the rules.

Williams smashed her racquet, breaking it, bringing about her second violation for racquet abuse, resulting in a point penalty.

While the match was full of drama and controversy, Osaka told Degeneres that she didn't even know what had happened exactly because she was taught as a child to not look when an opponent shows anger on court. I think for me, I just really want to have fun with every match that I play because tennis is a game.

Ultimately, Ms. Williams lost a match that she was likely to lose anyway, and the controversy should take nothing away from the excellent play of victor Naomi Osaka (Ms. Williams was also fined US$17,000 for the three code violations).

"I say it with sadness, but he is an umpire who scrutinises me more and who fixates on me more", Nadal said after the match.

"Growing up, my dad drove a Nissan, so being able to be a brand ambassador now, it feels like I've come full circle", she said Thursday, speaking mostly in English at the auto company's headquarters in Yokohama, according to Reuters.

Calling Mr Ramos a "thief" was the last straw, costing her a game, and soon, the match.

US Open Womens Single champion Naomi Osaka of Japan (R) with Serena Williams of the US following their Women's Singles Finals match at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in NY on September 8, 2018. "I'm so angry that my anger is going to manifest as tears, and everyone around will call me hysterical, and then I'll start shooting rage-lasers out of my eyes until I'm sitting alone on a pile of smoking rubble".

One Australian commentator took issue with Williams's claim she is fighting for women's rights.

"Jimmy Connors called a referee an 'abortion.' We all know what John McEnroe did on the sidelines". "With a combination of grit and grace, Naomi Osaka is not afraid to take on the best tennis players of our time and win", said Asako Hoshino, Nissan's senior vice president, in a statement. It did not make global headlines.

A Williams rose to stardom, so did the racist attacks against her. But we still see the Daily Mail focusing on the clothes comparison between Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon; and one wonders if men would ever be subject to the social media abuse of Arlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill over their appearance.

Due to her stellar rise in popularity, the young athlete is also expected to land more endorsement deals in addition to her current sponsors which include Yonex, Citizen and Nissin Foods.

If the world is afraid of women loudly seeking justice, it is doubly afraid when black women do so.

Here's what the big-picture takeaway should be: Tennis needs a commissioner to oversee all aspects of the sport, someone to make sure there is consistency in the rules and the way they are applied. Personally, I thought her behaviour was poor, and anyway in terms of sexism this was the wrong incident and the wrong person to highlight a very serious worldwide problem which undoubtedly is still rife.


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