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

16 September 2018, 04:51 | Pamela Mathis

Serena Williams loses her cool during the US Open final

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"Will the rules change in Serena's matches?". She smashed her racket on the court out of frustration at losing a game, and needs to own that-just as her coach has admitted his mistake.

The Japanese player's breakthrough triumph in NY was overshadowed by an explosive row between her opponent Williams and umpire Carlos Ramos which resulted in the 23-times Grand Slam champion being docked a game and fined $17,000. For me, it blows my mind, but I'm going to continue to fight for women.

Tennis icon Billie Jean King said she believes tennis applies a double standard to women compared with men, and a similar outburst by a male player would have drawn no repercussions. Gusts of rage and injustice cyclone through your body, and you think: "Don't let me lose it".

Smith explains why he thinks Serena Williams was in the wrong during Saturday's controversial loss to Naomi Osaka in the US Open final.

Sports and politics have become more intertwined than ever before, as evidenced by the whole Serena Williams saga.

"This week has been a dream come to life, and I'm so honored to represent Japan and Nissan on the world stage", Osaka said.

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On the other side of the net, though, the 20-year-old Osaka kept her cool in her first Grand Slam final to win 6-2 6-4.

I know nothing worth mentioning here about tennis.

During and after the match, Williams pointed to sexism as part of the reason why she was given the three code violations that led to the significant penalties.

The potential stance comes after the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and United States Tennis Association (USTA) supported the athlete following her claims of sexism against chair umpire Carlos Ramos in the final. She then picked up a penalty for smashing her racket, and then a third after calling the official a thief after she believed she was unfairly penalized.

Soon after, Williams lost her cool in a way worthy of famous tennis hothead John McEnroe.

"It isn't the first time you have had to deal with unfair judgment against you, and yet you have this wonderful ability to come back with such courage and grace, " she said. In fact, this is the sort of behavior that no one should be engaging in on the court ... Most of those criticisms - largely made by men - were valid, but they chose to ignore Williams' experience as a black woman.



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